Dedicated to the memory of:

Acting Petty Officer Catering Accountant

Stephen Roy Dawson

HMS Coventry

Stephen, from Scunthorpe in Humberside was born on 5th June 1959.

He died on 25th May 1982 when HMS Coventry was bombed and sunk while operating off the northern coast of West Falkland.


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Family and friends are encouraged to contribute.

We will add information to this memorial as we receive it.

If you have a photo, an anecdote, or simply to say you remember him, we will be very pleased to hear from you, so please contact the SAMA82 office at


In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982.   DAWSON BEACH is a large sandy beach on mainland East Falkland, on the west shore of Lively Sound, south of Seal Cove.  

It is in position
52° 03′ 14.34″ S, 058° 39′ 27.41″ W