Lt Lord Hugh Tristam de la Poer Beresford Killed in Action in Battle of Crete 1941

#OnThisDay 1941 Lt Lord Hugh Tristam de la Poer Beresford, from Waterford, died when the ship he was aboard, the HMS Kelly (captained by Lord Louis Mountbatten) was bombed & sunk by the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Crete despite shooting down three of the enemy aircraft.
Prior to the outbreak of war, Beresford had been communicating with Eamonn De Valera about how he could best help to rebuild the Irish Free State after the war. Beresford never got that chance. He is buried in El Alamein, Egypt.

Hugh Tristam de la Poer Beresford

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