Cundall Family Tree

Roland Cundall (1920 - 1942)


Roland Cundall was the son of Daniel Cundall and Mary Ann Chew.

Roland was born in 1920 in the Clitheroe Registration District (Dec. quarter).

Roland married Sylvia Preston in 1941.

He had the following children from his marriage to Sylvia Preston:

- Hazel Cundall

born in 1942 at the Skipton Registration District (Mar. quarter).

Roland was a Stoker 2nd Class in the Royal Navy. He served on H.M.S. Matabele.

Roland died when he was 21 years old, on Saturday 17 January 1942.  

The Memorial is in Plymouth Naval Memorial Cemetery, Devon.   The Grave Reference or Panel Number is Panel 70, Column 3.   The Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound.    It is accessible at all times.

His memorial has the following inscription:

In Memory Of

Stoker 2nd Class Roland Cundall

D/KX 132285, H.M.S. Matabele, Royal Navy
Who died age 21
on Saturday 17 January 1942.
Stoker 2nd Class Cundall, son of Daniel and Mary Ann Cundall; husband of Sylvia Cundall, of Coniston Cold, Yorkshire.

Remembered with Honour
Plymouth Naval Memorial

Commemorated in Perpetuity by
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Roland is on the War Memorial at St Peter's, Coniston Cold. There is only a single inscription relating to the Second World War, and details can be found at (towards the end of the page).

Details about HMS Matabele can be found at