was killed in action when HMS Encounter was sunk on 1st March 1942.
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:
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War Graves Commission record:
ALFRED JOHN ADCOCK
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Encounter
Date of Death: 01/03/1942
Service No: C/J 72656
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.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL