Friday, 5 February 2010

Youngest World War II service casualty identified

A 14-year-old boy has been confirmed as the UK's youngest known service member to have been killed in WWII.
Reginald Earnshaw was aged 14 years and 152 days when he died under enemy fire on the SS North Devon on 6 July 1941.
The merchant navy cabin boy had lied about his age, claiming he was 15, so he could join the war effort.

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