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Harry Gordon Crowder

Able Seaman

HMS Prince of Wales


My maiden name was Crowder and my father was Harry Gordon Crowder who was "Missing Presumed Dead" on the sinking of the Prince of Wales.
I am an associated member of the Survivors Association and was privileged to accompany others on the 1991 Pilgrimage out to Malaysia for a service held over the ships for the 50th Anniversary of its loss along with The Repulse.
My brother David and myself never knew our father and we would be delighted to know of anyone who did either during that voyage or on other ships he served or by recollection of any relatives or friends of anyone who knew him.
He took part in many ships concerts .
As a gunner maybe someone knows of lists that may include his name and what actually happened to him other than the official casualty list

Please contact myself or Andy (Webmaster) with any information.

Andy Wade (Webmaster)

Information provided by

Kathleen Joan Toy (nee Crowder)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:

In Memory of
Able Seaman
D/SSX 13350
H.M.S. Prince of Wales, Royal Navy
who died on
Wednesday 10 December 1941 . Age 31 . 
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom 
Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 46, Column 3.