Stoker 1st Class Isaac Myers was an English sailor of the Royal Navy who died during the Second World War.

He was born on 20 August 1893, in Bethnal Green, the son of boot finisher Solomon and Fanny Myers (née Nieman), of London and Poland, respectively. His mother remarried, in 1908 , to George Griffith, of Surrey.

Myers entered the Royal Navy in 1913 and saw service in the First World War.[1][2] He died on 17 September 1939, when the German U-boat U-29 torpedoed and sunk the aircraft carrier HMS Courageous off Ireland, with the loss of 519 crew.

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Plymouth Naval Memorial. 


  1. Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies
  2. UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.


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