Sub-Lieutenant (A) George DINNIS, HMS Eagle, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve : 10/03/1942

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  2. Chris Liits

    Chris Liits New Member

    His parents had several grocery shops around North London. George himself is more notable as the boyfriend of Clifford Last. Clifford served in the British Army first as a PT instructor and later transferred to a combat unit [after George's death].He was wounded in Italy.
    After the war Clifford became a sculptor and lived most of his life thereafter in Australia where one of his works is exhibited in the Australian Parliament.
    Cliff's mother, herself, became famous but only after her death. She submitted a diary to the wartime Mass Observation organisation and continued to do so up until her death in the 1960's. The Mass Observation collection of people's diaries is now held by the University of Sussex and Cliff's mother, Nella Last's diary formed the basis for the TV film Housewife, 49. The film is quite sanitised while the diaries themselves contain the uncensored names of real people hence the discovery of George.
    Nella had this to say about George; “I disliked George before I met him but when I did meet him he became “just another of my boys”, his clear blue eyes, sun bleached hair and happy grin will always be a memory”.
  3. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    65 Cranbourne Gardens , Hendon M.B., Middlesex
    George Dinnis 28 Apr 1887 Provision Merchant Wholesale & Retail
    Jennie Dinnis 05 Oct 1888 Unpaid Domestic Duties
    David M Dinnis 31 Mar 1915 Provision Merchant, Wholesale & Retail

    Housewife, 49 is on TV this very day I believe.
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  4. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    10/03/42 HMS Eagle 813 Sqdn. Swordfish V4630 coded E4B. Place of death: Gibraltar Bay. Air crash.
    Temp Lt (A) GRL Bell, RNVR, Pilot, Killed
    Temp S/Lt (A) G Dinnis, RNVR, Observer, Killed
    Ldg Airman TH Clarke (FX79447), Air Gunner, MPK
    (Ref: Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Flying Personnel 1939 - 1947)

  5. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Marriages Jun 1911
    Last William Barrow F. 8e 1830
    Lord Nellie Barrow F. 8e 1830


    Ronald William Last
    BIRTH 17 DEC 1911 • Barrow in Furness, Lancashire
    DEATH 1911 • Barrow in Furness, Lancashire

    Arthur Howard Last
    BIRTH 08 AUG 1913 • Barrow in Furness, Lancashire
    DEATH 18 MAY 1979 • Trowbridge, Wiltshire

    Clifford Frank Last
    BIRTH 13 DEC 1918 • New Forest, Hampshire
    DEATH 1991 • Australia

    Last Household (2 People)
    9 Ilkley Road, Barrow-in-Furness C.B., Lancashire
    William Last 11 Dec 1888 Master Joiner
    Nellie Last 04 Oct 1889 Housewife

    Last household and neighbours:


    NAME: Nellie Last
    BIRTH: abt 1890
    DEATH: Jun 1968 - Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire

    NAME: William Last
    BIRTH: 11 Dec 1887
    DEATH: Jun 1969 - Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire

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