I have just inherited my great uncle's Naval sword, medals, etc etc and was wondering if anyone remembers Eric Albert Coale from HMS Electra. He was a Lieutenant who died at the battle of Java. I understand that the Electra picked up survivors from the Prince of Wales and the Repulse and I am curious to know if anyone remembered him.
Information provided by
Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:
In Memory of
ERIC ALBERT COALE
H.M.S. Electra, Royal Navy
who died on
Friday 27 February 1942 . Age 23 .
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Charles and Alice Ethel Coale, of Ilford, Essex.
Cemetery: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent, United Kingdom
Grave or Reference Panel Number: 51, 1.