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Percy Mayes Crickmer

Date of Birth

01 February, 1920

College

Borough Road College

Service number

LT/JX 205728

WW2 rank

Seaman

H.M. Trawler Wallasea, Royal Naval Patrol Service

Theatre of war

Europe

Date of death

06 January, 1944

Location of death

Mounts Bay, Cornwall

Buried/memorial

Lowestoft Navel Memorial

Biography

 Seaman Percy Mayes Crickmer studied at Borough Road College from 1938 to 1940 where he played tennis, ran cross country, and was an active member of the dramatic society. Upon graduation he joined the Royal Naval Patrol Service where he served on the H.M. Trawler Wallasea. H.M. Trawler Walasea was assigned to convoy duty. This involved escorting and protecting ships bringing food and supplies into the UK. On 6th January, 1944, the Trawler was torpedoed by a German motor torpedo boat. There were only three survivors. Seaman Crickmer was not among them. He is remembered by Lowestoff Navel Memorial.

Sources

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Royal Naval Patrol Service Memorial

Letter from mother

B’s Hum 1939 and 1940

Borough Road College 1938 Registry