Hay, Ronald George

 In Second World War Memorial

Ronald George Hay, Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 83607, Royal Navy.

Ronald was the son of James and Inez Hay. He was also the husband of Gwendoline Avesnes Hay, of Milton, Pembrokeshire. He served in the Royal Navy aboard H.M.S. Jackal. HMS Jackal (F22) was a J-class destroyer of the Royal Navy laid down by John Brown and Company, Limited, at Clydebank in Scotland on 24 September 1937, launched on 25 October 1938 and commissioned on 31 March 1939. 
She was attacked by enemy German Ju-88 bombers of Lehrgeschwader 1? north-west of Mersa Matruh in Egypt on 12 May 1942 and severely damaged, and scuttled by HMS Jervis. 
Ronald was killed by the bombing that day, aged 29. He has no known grave, and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.

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