ID: OOD_004 / Edwin Sparrow

TitleWilfred Frank Pettican - lost on HMS RAWALPINDI.
AbstractPETTICAN Wilfred Frank
Seaman: Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.S. RAWALPINDI
Date of Death: 23/11/1939
Service No: C/6072D

The 1911 Census shows Wilfred Frank Pettican was born in 1905. Frank as he was known, was from Tollesbury and had been an engineer on yachts. Both Hector Ingate & Wilfred Pettican were keen fishermen and yachtsmen. They spent the winter months fishing.

1939-45 War Star 1939-45 War Star 1939-45 War Star

1939-45 War Star; Atlantic Star; 1939-45 War Medal

Frank is commemorated on the Commonwealth War Dead Memorial Reference: 34, 1. Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. His name is recorded on the Roll of Honour at Saint Mary's Tollesbury.

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Anthony Driffield Seabrook

AuthorEdwin Sparrow
SourceMersea Museum