Mexborough and Swinton Times January 4.
Mr and Mrs Box, 15, Warmsworth Street, Denaby Main, on Monday. heard from Mrs E.Box of Bradford, that she had received the news that their son Able Seaman Ernest Box, was reported missing and presumed dead.
Able Seaman E Box had seen seven years service in the Navy, and was last home on leave in September, when he was married. He served two years in HMS Courageous, and had lately been in another ship.
Rank: Able Seaman Service No: P/JX 140444
Date of Death: 14/12/1940 Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy French Ship Branlebas
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Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Clara Box; husband of Elsie May Box, of Thornton, Bradford, Yorkshire.
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