Son of Joseph William and Ada Grey, of
Lost in the North Sea or off Norway. HMS Narwhal (Lt.Cdr. Ronald James
Burch, DSO, RN) sailed from Blyth on 22 July to lay mines off Kristiansund,
Norway. A German aircraft (Do-17, Lt. Karl Müller, 1/KF1Gr 606) reported
attacking a submarine on the afternoon of 23rd July 1940 about 125
nautical miles east of Aberdeen, Scotland in position 56º50'N, 01º40'E, it
was most likely this attack that is responsible for the loss off Narwhal
as she failed to return to base and was reported overdue on 1 August 1940.