Roger James Pilling, 19141941 (aged 26 years)

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Name
Roger James /Pilling/
Type of name
birth name
Given names
Roger James
Surname
Pilling
Birth
Note: Hackney vol 1b p777; Actual date from baptism entry and confirmed by British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records
Baptism
Note: All Saints, Clapton Park
Death of a maternal grandmother
Note: Age: 85; Chertsey vol 2a p111
Death
Source: CWGC
Note: Able Seaman (DEMS Gunner), S.S. Kellwyn
Note: (Click the the 'Notes' tab)
Family with parents
father
18751958
Birth: June 11, 1875Kendal, Westmorland, England
Death: March 1958Surrey, England
mother
18831972
Birth: September 24, 1883 40 42 Hackney, Middlesex, England
Death: July 8, 1972Chertsey, Surrey, England
himself
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19141941
Birth: October 31, 1914 39 31 Hackney, Middlesex, England
Death: July 27, 194143°00'N 17°00'W
younger brother
Private
younger sister
Private
Death
Source: CWGC
Birth

Hackney vol 1b p777; Actual date from baptism entry and confirmed by British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Baptism

All Saints, Clapton Park

Death

Able Seaman (DEMS Gunner), S.S. Kellwyn

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Note

Between 00.21 and 00.24 hours on 27 July 1941, U-79 fired a spread of four torpedoes at the stern of convoy OG-69 about 350 miles west-northwest of Cape Finisterre and had to dive because a destroyer was closing in, so Kaufmann only saw a column of fire and heard several detonations. He reported three ships sunk and two others probably damaged. In fact, only the Kellwyn was hit and sunk, the later explosions must have been depth charges from the escorts. The master, ten crew members and three gunners were lost.

Death
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