Service Details
Name:
ADAMSON
Given Name:
WILLIAM DOUGLAS
Initials:
W D
Service No:
69001
Rank:
Ordinary Seaman
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Regiment:
South African Naval Forces
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Unit:
H.M.S. Repulse
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Date of Death:
1941-12-10
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Cause of Death:
Imperial Japanese Navy land based bombers found the battleship HMS Prince of Wales (35,000 tons) and battle-cruiser HMS Repulse (26,500 tons) in the South China Sea. The British capitol ships are sunk, by 88 Japanese aircraft in less than two hours; 840 men die, 2,800 are rescued by escorting destroyers. This leaves the Allies with no active battleships in the Pacific.
Additional
Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Adamson, of Klerksdorp, Transvaal, South Africa.
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Devon
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Cemetery:
PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 58, Column 3.

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