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Captain Ian ‘Harry’ North

Captain Ian Harry North SS Atlantic Conveyor Merchant Navy 5 March 1925 ~ 25 May 1982 Age 57

Ian Harry North’s family had a long history in the Doncaster area and he was one of just three Doncaster casualties of the Falklands War.

Harry’s maternal grandfather William was a plumber as was his great uncle Arthur. In 1901 they had lived at their plumbers shop in Cleveland St, Doncaster but by 1911 William and his wife Elizabeth were living in Bridlington. Harry’s mother Dorothy Mary was still living with her brother in Doncaster in 1911. She married Henry North on the 4 April 1923 and Ian Harry was the couple’s first child. His younger brother Joseph was born in July 1926.

Harry’s father was a Headmaster at an Elementary school and the family lived in St Anne’s Road in Doncaster. In 1939 Harry’s uncle Arthur and…

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