Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Deverill Crescent
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- Street Name: Deverill Crescent
Name of Veteran: Ernest Arthur Deverill Jan. 17, 1888-Apr. 5, 1952
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Ship Served: HMS Ajax
Date of Service on Ship: 1939
Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a
Veteran or Family Visit: n/a
Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes
Died at Battle: No
Ernest Arthur Deverill was born on January 17, 1888 in Highbury, London, U.K. He joined the Royal Navy in the middle of World War One on October 7, 1916. He was twenty eight years old.
Ernest married Alice Maude Deverill and had one son, also named Ernest. His son became a commander in the Royal Air Force.
Ernest joined HMS Ajax on August 31, 1937 and was made Lieutenant in 1938. He stayed with her through the Battle of the River Plate and other conflicts until being reassigned to HMS Lynx on July 30, 1940. The Lynx was based in the dockyard in Dover and Deverill was appointed Torpedo Engineer Officer.
Ernest retired from the Royal Navy as Lieutenant Commander on Jan. 17, 1946. He died at the age of 64 on April 5, 1952.
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