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John Gardner Petherbridge MiD
Temporary Sub Lieutenant
Malayan RNVR

The oak leaf awarded for a 'Mention in Despatches'

 

John died when HMS Li Wo was sunk, he was posthumously 'Mentioned in Despatches' for bravery when his ship was attacked by the ships from the Japanese convoy. Possibly referred to as 'Lt Featherbridge' in the book 'Stand by to Die' in which he manned the 4" gun as 'rammer number'.
 

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:


JOHN GARDNER PETHERBRIDGE
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Regiment: Malayan Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 15/02/1942
Additional information: Husband of M. A. Petherbridge, of Morden, Surrey.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 98, Column 1.
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL