Albert Fry

Leading Seaman Albert Fry OBE of the Royal Navy was awarded for his "untiring zeal" during the loss of HMS Gipsy. He died in Co. Antrim on 13th March 1941.

Leading Seaman

Albert Fry OBE

D/JX 140607

Albert Fry from Cornwall, England received an OBE for "untiring zeal" shown during the loss of HMS Gipsy in 1940. He died the following year in Northern Ireland.

Leading Seaman Albert Fry (D/JX 140607) served in the Royal Navy during World War Two. Born on 24th September 1918, he was the son of Lilias Emma Fry of Penzance, Cornwall, England.

As a child, Albert’s grandparents Albert Fry and Bessie Fry of St. Just, Cornwall took care of him. He attended Sunday school at a Methodist church.

In 1940, the Royal Naval seaman received an OBE for his “untiring zeal” at the time of the loss of HMS Gipsy. He died as a result of pulmonary tuberculosis at Whiteabbey Sanitorium, Co. Antrim on 13th March 1941 aged 22 years old. At the time, he served on board HMS Venomous.

Albert Fry’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section D, Grave 124 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

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