Ernest John (Jack) Spooner

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Son of James Douglas Spooner and grandson of James Swinton Spooner.

Born 1887 died 1942. Married Megan G Foster b 1898.

Rear Admiral Ernest John (Jack) Spooner, DSO, and Captain of HMS Vindictive in 1937, of Repulse 1938-41 and In Charge Naval Establishments, Singapore 1941[1]. He escaped with others at the fall of Singapore in a launch, hoping to rendezvous with a cruiser, but it broke down and the party were marooned on Tjiba Island off Sumatra. With most of the elder men, he died of fever and malnutrition.


  1. ^ Wilson D H (1977) Spooner up to Date, FRM No. 77 page 25.