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Click here to view The Record obituary article
dated on Monday August 5, 2013,
which mentions Edward Gleeson’s service during World War II,
in which he survived a sinking by a U-Boat attack.

According to the obituary,

he then went on to serve in combat in
Africa and Europe. Just a few sentences tell a story
of a man whose libraries of books are filled with his story.

Written by:
Bob Meli
August 17, 2013

 

Background image of a photograph taken from the bridge of
HMS VISCOUNT which gives a good idea of the difficult weather conditions while escorting a convoy during the Battle of the Atlantic.
During this operation HMS VISCOUNT and HMS FAME rammed and sank two German U-boats.

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