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Alfred John Adcock DSM
Chief Petty Officer
Service no. C/J 72656


Alfred was killed in action when HMS Encounter was sunk on 1st March 1942.

In the Third Supplement to The London Gazette of Friday, the 29th of January, 1946.

The citation reads:

For gallantry in the face of overwhelming odds whilst serving in H.M.S. Encounter during her last action in the Java Sea on 1st March, 1942:
Distinguished Service Medal. Chief Petty Officer Alfred John ADCOCK, C/J. 72656.


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Information provided by
Laurie Rands (relative), and CWGC.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:

Casualty Details
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Encounter
Age: 40
Date of Death: 01/03/1942
Service No: C/J 72656
Awards: DSM
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Clara Adcock; husband of E. A. Adcock, of Chatham.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 51, 2.