Service Details
Name:
DUTTON
Given Name:
CHARLES CECIL WILLIAM PETER
Initials:
C C W P
Service No:
68949
Rank:
Stoker 2nd Class
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Regiment:
South African Naval Forces
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Unit:
H.M.S. Cornwall
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Date of Death:
1942-04-05
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Age:
29
Cause of Death:
Killed in action. CORNWALL and her sister ship Dorsetshire were detached from the Fleet when they were sighted by Japanese aircraft. A little later they were overwhelmed by approximately 50 dive-bombers whose accurate attack sank both ships quickly; 190 of Cornwall's crew of 650 were lost.
Additional
Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. L'B. Dutton, of Hout Bay, Cape Province, 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 74, Column 2.

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