Frederick Ernest Dyment
Able Seaman P/JX 192564
Royal Navy HMS Alynbank
Killed in Action 10 July 1943 : Aged 23
Syracus War Cemetery - Ref: IT 3 III C 15
Able Seaman P/JX 192564 Frederick Ernest Dyment was born Q3 1920. Both parents originate from Wales, but Mansfield registered Q2 1913 marriage between coal hewer Mr Frederick Dyment and Miss Alice Mort suggests their only known son was at least raised if not actually born in Huthwaite. The 1939 census just lists parents at a named Tremar house on Common Road, between existing numbers 24 and 26. Friends might have locally recognised individualistic use of his second name Ernest.
Able Seaman P/JX 192564 Frederick Ernest Dyment served his time in the Royal Navy, ultimately aboard HMS Alynbank. This former cargo ship launched 1925 had been requisitioned by the Admiralty. Conversion with fitment of anti aircraft guns suiting defensive escort of convoys dates a recommissioned sloop 16th June 1940. HMS Alynbank was eventually recorded among a large armada of allied ships invading Sicily from 3th to 10th July 1943. Able Seaman Dyment was killed aboard aged 23.
The Syracus War Cemetery locates grave in Sicily, with a personalised CWCG cross reading Greater love Hath no man than this, That a man lay down His life for his friends. F. E. Dyment was also given Sutton War Memorial Roll of Honour, while Huthwaite parish church reflects E Dyment from the Huthwaite cenotaph was knowingly named Ernest Dyment.