Maurice Illingworth DSM

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Maurice Illingworth DSM

Postby corkerrys » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:16 pm

Maurice was born on 15 August 1920 and married Lena Bryning (b 1916 Lancaster) in the 2nd quarter of 1939 whilst living in Barrow. The couple later lived at 29 Salford Road after moving from the Crescent. Maurice died on 8 July 1976 and Lena died in 2001.

there are more details in "Dog Boats at War" where Maurice is identified as a crew member of MGB 629

if anyone knows more of Maurice please get in touch!
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Re: Maurice Illingworth DSM

Postby Admin » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:42 am

Hello corkerrys

Thank you for the information on Maurice Illingworth. 629 was ordered as an MGB initially but changed to an MTB during construction. This photo is said to be of MTB 629, which after its decommissioning in 1945 became a floating guest house at Penzance until 1950 before a move to Salcombe serving as the floating hotel Kiwi until 1960. She ended her life with the Island Cruising Club who used her as a base for their sailing holidays at Salcombe until 1977 after which time the boat was burned.

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Re: Maurice Illingworth DSM

Postby corkerrys » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:03 pm

splendid many thanks!

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Re: Maurice Illingworth DSM

Postby Pioneer » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:31 pm

I have sent you an e-mail Shaun to your stated address


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