Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Burrells Road
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- Street Name: Burrells Road
Name of Veteran: Albert Frederick Owen Burrells 1919-Dec. 13, 1939
Rank: Royal Marine
Ship Served: HMS Ajax
Date of Service on Ship: 1939
Year of Visit/Dedication: September 2001
Veteran or Family Visit: Brother Ken Burrells and sister Pat Fletcher
Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes
Died at Battle: Yes
Albert was the son of Warrant Officer Albert Edward Burrells, Royal Air Force, and Jane Lenard Burrells, of Bedford. He was the eldest of five children and served with the Kings Squad Royal Marines. Only three members of the Kings Squad survived World War Two. Albert died at the age of 20 during the Battle of the River Plate and was buried at sea ten miles off the coast of Montevideo.
There is a memorial to him at Chatham Naval Memorial.
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