Mark Allen 


Royal Navy

Boat Crest
Died On:
11 August 1943


(Photo and text from Radley College Archives)

Mark von Bergen will be remembered as a boy strikingly alert and keenly interested in whatever he undertook to do. His gifts lay mainly in practical things, and he was an extremely able electrician; his management of the lighting for the open air production of ‘Comus’ was especially noteworthy. He was a good companion with vivid powers of conversation, and was a forceful personality as a House Prefect.

He passed by the Special Entry into the Navy, where he obviously found his natural bent. Not long after the beginning of the war he volunteered for submarines, and it was while on service in the Mediterranean that his submarine was lost.


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