PETERBOROUGH WAR MEMORIAL

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Second World War
Merchant Navy

COCKS, Percival Rowland Henry – 42 Fulbridge Road, Peterborough. Chief Officer Merchant Navy. Died, aged 42, on the 5th December 1939 when the SS Navasota, in convoy OB-46, was hit by one torpedo from U-47 in the Atlantic. The son of Rowland and Emily Alice Cocks and the husband of Muriel Ernestine Cocks of Ladybrand, Orange Free State, South Africa. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London, Panel 72.

LARKIN, Edward Truman Wyly – Master, Motor Vessel British Strength (London), Merchant Navy. Died, aged 50, on the 15th March 1941. Ship believed sunk by the "Scharnhorst". Only two crew died, the rest were taken prisoner. The son of Matthew and Matilda Truman Larkin and the husband of Ada Larkin of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. Panel 21.

MEREDITH, George Albert – Star Road, Peterborough. Assistant Steward, SS Reynolds, Merchant Navy. Died, aged 19, on the 31st October 1942 when the unescorted SS Reynolds was hit by two torpedoes from U-504 about 210 miles east of Durban. She was hit amidships and in the stern, capsized and sank within seconds. The ship was en route from Durban to India with general cargo. No survivors were ever found. The son of Mr and Mrs G. H. Meredith of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London, Panel 86.

Meredith G A     George Albert Meredith

RODGERS, George Andrew – 231 Eastfield Road, Peterborough. Fourth Engineer Officer, Merchant Navy. Died, aged 27, on the 22nd October 1941. At 01.42 hours on the 22nd October 1941, the tanker MV Darkdale was torpedoed and sunk by U-68 while anchored in Jamestown harbour, St. Helena, as a storage ship. 37 crew members and four gunners were lost. The husband of Mary Rodgers of Greenock. No known grave he is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London, Panel 34.

Rodgers G A      George Andrew Rodgers

WILDERS, Edward William – 72 Harris Street, Peterborough. Assistant Steward, Merchant Navy, S.S. Manchester Brigade (Manchester). Died, aged 20, on the 27th September 1940. No known next of kin. No known grave. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. Panel 67.

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