World War II
Ernest William Wright

Ernest William Wright was a Stoker 1st class on H.M.S.Aldenham, service number C/KX5267249. He was lost 14th Dec 1944 aged 20
The HMS Aldenham was a Hunt-class British destroyer, built in Birkenhead by Cammell Laird Shipyard during 1940, and launched during 1941.

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial. On March 27, 1942, the HMS Aldenham had a part in the sinking of the German submarine U-587 in Northern Atlantic.
On December 14, 1944, when she was cruising in Northern Adriatic Sea off the coasts of Istria, the HMS Aldenham collided with a floating mine. She was severely damaged by the explosion and sank off Pula. Five officers and 116 ratings lost their lives, the Union Flag from the ship can be seen in Aldenham Church, near Watford and St. Albans Hertfordshire.
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