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
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