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First Name: Geoffrey Alfred Last Name: LUSCOMBE
Date of Death: 01/05/1918 Lived/Born In: Norwood
Rank: Lieutenant Commander Unit: HMS Blackmorevale
Memorial Site: Plymouth Naval Memorial

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 "Sunnyside," Beulah Hill, Upper Norwood


HMS Blackmorevale was a Hunt class minesweeper of the Royal Navy. On 1st May, 1918 she herself hit a mine, laid by the German submarine U-71, and sank in the North Sea off Montrose in eastern Scotland. Eleven members of her crew, including her captain, Geoffrey Luscombe, did not survive this incident.

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