Who Were the Leigh Men at Dunkirk?

 In this edition of the newsletter, we have presented a long out-of-print account of the Leigh boats at Dunkirk and a short biography of their commanding officer.

We would like to have just as much information on the men who crewed the Leigh boats at Dunkirk.

If Endeavour means anything, she represents not just a wooden vessel that went to Dunkirk, but all of the men of the town who risked their lives to save others in Britain’s darkest hour, and she is also a focus to help us think about the fishing industry over the years and what it means to our town. It is vital that we preserve the connection between her and the town so that she continues to be important for future generations.


At the moment, we do not even have a definitive crew list for all of the boats, but wherever we have been able to add more detail about individuals, we have done so.

A table with all the information we currently have, compiled from Trevor Osbourne's records by Bernard Hetherington of the Leigh Society, is on the Dunkirk page of the website: endeavourtrust.blogspot.com/p/dunkirk.html.

We are asking members to tell us what they know. We would love to have dates for them, details of career, family and any notable achievements and, of course, any recollections of Dunkirk. Photographs of them, particularly around that time, would be marvellous.

If you can provide us with any information, please contact us via Facebook, or email website@endeavourtrust.co.uk

Alternatively, you can post information to The Endeavour Trust, 9 Woodside, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 4QX

Let’s make sure our heroes are properly remembered!

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