Letter: City men on HMS Barham

This letter sent to the Star was written by Andrea Billard, [email protected]

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 6:40 am
Frank Osborne died aged 22 on the HMS Barham which was torpedoed by a German U-boat in November 1941
Frank Osborne died aged 22 on the HMS Barham which was torpedoed by a German U-boat in November 1941

My great uncle, Frank Osborne died aged 22 on the HMS Barham which was torpedoed by a German U-boat in November 1941.

The sinking became infamous due to the last witchcraft trial in England of Helen Duncan.

I was wondering if any Star readers remember anything about the disaster?

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I have tried to find out how many of the men were from Sheffield and have a few names so far but The National Archives are closed so my research has been limited.

I would love to hear from readers with information, [email protected]