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Name: Edward Humble CARLISLE
Casualty No.: Ranks: Stoker 1st Class Initials: E H Service No.: D/KX 132725
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 21
Unit: HM Submarine Talisman, Royal Navy.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 3 Alma Terrace, The Folly, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Employed at the Otto Vale Works, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
How Died: Lost at sea.
Date of Death: Friday 18th September 1942
Place of Death:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: No known grave
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. Atlantic Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle; In Memoriam, 18th September 1944.
Family Details:
Son of John G and Edith Carlisle, of The Folly, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Sister: Ellen. Nephew of Bob and Lizzie, Tot and Madge, Wilf and Mary. Cousins: Dot, Dan, Olga and Tom.
Notes : Edward was a former chorister at Greenside Parish Church. He was engaged to be married to Jean Parker, of 129 Thomas Terrace, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. HM. Submarine Talisman left Gibraltar for passage to Malta on 10th September 1942, carrying supplies and spare parts. She was due in port no later than the 18th. Messages were received from the Submarine on the 14th but she failed to arrive in Malta. The Italians claimed to have sunk a Submarine on the 17th North West of Malta; this was believed to be the Talisman with the loss of all hands. No clear explanation has ever been established as to what happened to the Talisman. The Talisman had previously seen action in various locations. On the 3rd October 1941 she torpedoed and sank the Vichy-French passenger ship, Theophile Gautier, off Euboa Island, Greece.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Newcastle Journal, 7th June 1943. Hexham Courant, 12th June 1943.
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