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Percy William James Eglinton


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My grandfather, Percy William James EGLINTON, served on HMS Prince of Wales as a Signalman. I have a press cutting my grandmother kept from the local 
newspaper detailing that he was a survivor of the sinking.
Unfortunately, my grandfather was reported missing (presumed dead) on Friday 13th February, 1942. From what I can gather from a letter my grandmother 
received from Sgn W. Garnett (not sure of spelling of surname) my grandfather left Singapore on HMS Scorpion shortly prior to the capitulation, and was last seen by Ldg Signalman Coles (again, unsure of spelling) at Kranji Wireless Station around 4th February (this information was confirmed by Chief Yeoman of Signals Snowling)

From what I can find on the web (which isn't much), HMS Scorpion was one of the last ships to leave Singapore - it was sunk by the Japanese.
Dawn Eglinton

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Dawn Eglinton

Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:

In Memory of
C/JX 199374
H.M.S. Scorpion, Royal Navy
who died on
Friday 13 February 1942 . Age 24 . 
Cemetery: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent, United Kingdom 
Grave or Reference Panel Number: 58, 3.