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Commemoration of John Parnell

Mick Stevens, Chairman Falmouth Branch, The Royal Naval Association presented the Town Mayor Councillor Grenville Chappel, on behalf of the RNA, with a hall marked silver dish inscribed 1939-45 Falmouth Remembrance of J.K.A Parnell.

The Silver Dish, Commissioned By His Parents, John & Louise Parnell Of Falmouth, Commemorates The Life Of Telegraphist John Kenneth Ainsworth Parnell D/JX194166 RN Killed In Action At The Sinking Of HMS Hermione 16 June 1942.

The RNA acquired the silver dish at auction but have found no remaining family therefore requested that the Council display it in the Council Chambers.

Town Mayor Councillor Grenville Chappel stated ‘I am honoured to receive the silver dish on behalf of the Council and I am pleased that John Parnell can be remembered in this way’.