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Peter David Costa

Corporal, Royal Marines
Service no. PLY X 1831

HMS Prince of Wales


Peter died on the 3rd June 2006, at the age of 86.

Peter was a Royal Marine Corporal on HMS Prince of Wales at the time of her sinking. He was rescued and taken to Singapore, from where he was evacuated on the river gunboat HMS Grasshopper. Following Japanese air attack, the Grasshopper was run aground on 14th February 1942 and Peter was taken into captivity.

Peter is survived by his wife Josie and their three daughters, Jean, Jacqueline and Janet.

The funeral took place on 15th June 2006.

Yours truly,

Rev'd Allan Sheath
Honiton Team Ministry
Exeter Diocese 


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