To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Able Seaman

Abraham Bettany

Known as Abe


Royal Navy

HM Submarine Vandal, formerly HM Submarine P 64


Brothers and Sisters - Abe, Mary, Joyce and Des



24th February 1943

Was lost in a new submarine while on trials off Holy Loch.

Found about 20 years ago, now an official war grave.


Guardian, Friday (1943)

Local Roll of Honour


One Brother Killed Another a Prisoner

Mr and Mrs Bettany of Langdale Road, Newtown Estate, Lancaster, Have received a postcard from their son L\Bdr Desmond Bettany who was in Malaya at the fall of Singapore and had been posted missing ever since. He is now in Japanese hands and writes to say he is well and they have not to worry.






Desmond, who is 23 years of age, is very well known in Lancaster as Uncle Desmond of the Mickey Mouse Club connected with the Odeon Cinema where he used to amuse with his harmonica and make clever cartoons of film stars. In private life he is a chemist with Messrs Lansil and belongs to the Lansil Varieties and the Lancaster Lads Concert Party. He was educated at the ‘Nashy’ School and the Technical Collage. He joined up when war broke out and came through the Dunkirk evacuation.

Desmonds brother A.B. Abraham Bettany is unfortunately presumed killed on February 24th this year. He was just a year younger and educated at Skerton School where he was captain and later went to the Technical College. He afterwards entered the employ of Messrs. Nelson as a silk spinner and prior to joining up was employed by Messrs. Entwistle of Morcombe as a slater and plasterer. He played football for Lancaster School Boys and like his brother was very fond of swimming and other sport.


Loved Ones

Son of Abraham and Florence Bettany

Husband of Nora Bettany, of Nelson, Lancashire

Father of Terence (dec) Bettany




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Panel 78, Column 3.




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Remembered on the Vandal Memorial


''Our Thanks are for being a Chapter in Life.''




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In Memory of FEPOW Family Loved Ones
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