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Rees, Phillip Alan

Biographical

Surname(s)Rees
First name(s)Phillip Alan
Family detailsSon of Daniel Rowland Rees and Gertrude Maude Rees, of Dorridge, Warwickshire.
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1935-1936
Dept / courseFaculty of Medicine (LDS)
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.
Military unitRNVR HMS Beverley
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death11/04/1943
Age at death25
Rank at deathSurgeon Lieutenant
Cause of deathMissing at sea
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel; Portsmouth Naval Memorial
NotesH.M.S. Beverley was assigned to Escort Group B-4 of the Mid-Ocean Escort Force for convoys. On 9 April while escorting a Convoy she collided with the steamship Cairnvolona in bad weather and had her anti-submarine and degaussing gear put out of action. Two days later she was torpedoed by U-188 commanded by Kapitä nleutnant Siegfried Lü dden, and sank with the loss of 139 members of her crew, including her commanding officer.
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Wikipedia

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