Bernard Mackle Scotland

Biography of Bernard Mackle

Able Seaman Bernard Mackle was born in Motherwell and graduated MA from the University in 1934. He joined the Royal Navy and served aboard the escort aircraft carrier HMS Avenger.

On 15 November 1942 Avenger was sailing for the Clyde from Gibralter when she was struck by a torpedo fired by a German U-Boat. Mackle was one of more than 500 men killed in the huge explosion which followed.


Bernard Mackle
Born 22 April 1912, Motherwell, Scotland.
Died 15 November 1942.
GU Degree: MA, 1934;
University Link: Graduate
Father's Details: Edward Mackle; Steelworker
War Service: Able Seaman, Royal Navy
Grave / Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 15th Dec 2007

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WWII Roll of Honour