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Arthur (Pat) Edwards

Signalman

HMS Prince of Wales

 

My wife's Uncle, Arthur Edwards - known to his shipmates as "Pat" was a signalman aboard HMS Prince of Wales and survived her sinking, although unfortunately he was not to survive the war as he died when HMS Whitaker was sunk by a U-boat on 11th November 1944.

As an aside, my wife's family have in their possession a key which is reputed to be the key of the signal room which "Pat" locked just before he abandoned ship.

 

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Information provided by Robert Paton.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:

ARTHUR EDWARDS
Rank: Signalman
Date of Death:01/11/1944 (age 21)
Service No: D/JX162712
Additional information: Son of Edgar John and Mary Alice Maud
Edwards, of Sellack
Died aboard H.M.S. Whitaker when that ship was torpedoed by a German
U-Boat. in the Irish Sea
Cemetery: East of church, SELLACK, HEREFORDSHIRE (ST. TYSSILIO) CHURCHYARD .