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Leslie Rawson Corbett

Sick-Berth Attendant

HMS Prince of Wales


Newspaper clippings from the Bradford Telegraph and Argus in 1941 (supplied by Frank Sugden)

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Text of the above news clipping for Leslie Rawson Corbett:

Sick-Berth Attendant Leslie Rawson Corbett, only son of Mr and Mrs H. Corbett, of 29a High Street, Skipton, and formerly of Ashbourne Crescent, Bolton, Bradford, who was in the Prince of Wales, is one of the survivors.

Aged 25, and a native of Bradford, he was educated at Hanson High School. He was employed by the English Electric Company, and was connected with St. James's Church, Bolton, and a member of the St. John Ambulance Brigade at Eccleshill.

At the outbreak of war he volunteered for service with the Royal Naval Sick-Berth Reserve, and he was called up for duty in January 1940.

He was in Prince of Wales during the action against Bismark and when it carried Mr Churchill to his historic meeting with President Roosevelt.
Leslie Corbett survived the sinking of Prince of Wales, but sadly died on 16th February 1942, during the time of the evacuation and fall of Singapore.


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Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:

In Memory of
Sick Berth Attendant
D/MX 63263
H.M.S. Sultan, Royal Navy
who died on
Monday 16 February 1942 . Age 25 . 
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom 
Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 102. Column 2.