Albert Gillian Lightfoot

Able Seaman Albert Gillian Lightfoot served in the Royal Navy. He died on 16th January 1941 when a hand grenade accidentally exploded onboard HMS Broke.

Able Seaman

Albert Gillian Lightfoot

D/SSX 20226

Able Seaman Albert Gillian Lightfoot from Cornwall, England served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. His grave is in Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Able Seaman Albert Gillian Lightfoot (D/SSX 20226) served in the Royal Navy during World War Two. Some documentation gives Lightfoot the middle name Julian, while the Commonwealth Ear Graves Commission states Gillian.

Born on 22nd August 1919, he was the son of Albert Lightfoot and Janine Lightfoot (née Julian or Gillian) of Kiligarth Manor, Polperro, Cornwall.

HMS Broke

Imperial War Museum Photo: IWM (FL 3067) (Part of the Ministry of Defence Foxhill Collection of Ship Photographs). Wartime photo of HMS Broke off the coast at Spithead on the Solent, Hampshire. Copyright Royal Navy Official Photographer.

Lightfoot died on 16th January 1941 aged 21 years old. His death came about by injuries sustained when a hand grenade accidentally exploded onboard HMS Broke.

Albert Gillian Lightfoot’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section D, Grave 119 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.