HMS Erebus 1944

Living History

Not my usual area, but looking for information on actions of HMS Erebus on and after D-Day. I believe they had a HE round explode in the breech on D-Day and then sustained damage from a shore battery while bombarding le Havre in August 1944.

Reason is I have a photograph of a grave in Headington Cemetery Oxford – pretty random – only the inscription on the grave of A/B G.Dyer who died 24th September 1944 says, “Memory – the link that binds”, which is very much in the area I’m writing about. I presume the John Radcliffe hospital, which is adjacent to Headington Cemetery where he is buried, was a war hospital?

Any info on Dyer or Erebus, or anything related all welcome – long shot I know but this is always the best place to start.

Many thanks,


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