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Feb. 24, 2020

It is with with great sadness and sense of loss that I must announce the passing of John (Jack) Ashford, father of Steven, Jonathan, Susan and David. Dad had had a fall and broke his hip a short while ago and had sadly not been able to rally against the injury. He passed away quietly a few days after turning 90. He was a keen supporter and ex crew member of HMS Amethyst during her finest hour. He cherished the memories of his time on board with his shipmates and the reunions he was able to attend. He will be sadly missed by his kids and his grandchildren that he adored.

Rest in peace Dad,
Jon Ashford

Feb. 22, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Eric Mustoe, veteran of the Yangtze Incident. Eric passed away on Friday 21st February 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Eric was the much loved Chairman of the Amethyst Association. He was a great character with a wonderful sense of humour and supported all Amethyst Association events
with his extended family. Details of his funeral will be emailed when available.

Best wishes,
Gilly O'Reilly
on behalf of Lt. Cdr. Stewart Hett (Retired)

The funeral will take place on Friday 13th March at 3.15 pm at Streetly Crematorium,
Walsall, WS9 0SG. Then refreshments at Fairlawns Hotel, Walsall, WS9 0NU.

Feb. 3, 2020

I believe my father, Brian Roberts, was serving in HMS Amethyst during the Yangtze incident. He was born on Nov 14th 1930. To the best of my knowledge he was injured, taken off the ship at Rose island and did not return until she came back to Plymouth. I was wondering if you may have any information about my father in your records?

Yours hopefully,
Beverley Roberts

Reply 1
Feb. 3, 2020

Brian Roberts is listed as a Boy Seaman in AMETHYST during the Yangtze Incident. Sadly the last man I knew who might have known him passed away a few weeks ago, so I cannot provide any other information on him.

Michael W. Pocock

Jan. 4, 2020

I am a Super fan of HMS Amethyst, include Hero Mr. John Simon Kerans and Able Seacat Simon. During the past few months, I searched a lot of information about them, and meantime, I've created two fan page on Facebook for keeping good memories.

Your MaritimeQuest website helped us to know more about Royal Navy. You did a great contribution. Many thanks. Any information about George Hickinbottom? If possible, please say hello to this gentleman for me. Because of him, Cat Simon had a chance to join HMS Amethyst.

Finally, I do wish you luck in 2020 and welcome to visit Shanghai in the near future. Looking forward to to hearing from you very soon.

Best regards.
One of Super fan of HMS Amethyst,
Jack Xi
Shanghai, P.R. China

Dec. 22, 2019

I am the niece of Roland Green who I believe was serving on HMS Amethyst at the time of the Yangtze Incident. I would be very appreciative if you are able to either confirm or refute this.  I know very little about his years of service in the Navy during WWII.

Many thanks,
Pauline A Moss (Mrs)

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