Sam and his cousin Herbert Harris (see Adelaide) on
holiday in about 1931 they visited Nazi Germany in
the late thirties and foresaw the tragedy to come
Herbert worked for the Hamburg Wharves Company
he is fluent in German.

Myrna Gladys Digby (Cohen)
born 1921 Glasgow Died
1970 married Sam Jan 1965

Herbert H
enry (Sam) Digby
second son of John &
Marbelle born 1912 Foleshill
Warwick died 2001

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Death Cert

Sam Digby left school at 14 and became a London docker. At the outbreak of WW 2 he was called up and became a Commando after several successful raids he was on the invasion of Tobruk his ship was torpedoed he had to abandon ship the captain and gunnery officer continued to fire at the shore for over three hours until the ship sank. He was then picked up and taken prisoner. After the war he became a bookmaker and had offices in Regent Street. He then worked for the Gas Board as a salesman. At around th age of 70 he bought The Great Auk (pic on left) and sailed alone to France and through the canals to the Mediterranean. He also regulaly sailed to Paris and Amsterdam.