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Killed in Action. It is with regret we record the death of Peter Jack Martin (boy first-class) who was killed in action when his ship was damaged by enemy action. The telegram giving the bad news was received by Mrs B. Martin, his mother, on Saturday last, and a letter confirming this has been received since from his Commodore, who said: "There can, I fear, be no hope that your son is alive, and I should, therefore, like to express on behalf of the officers and men of the royal Navy, the high tradition of which your son helped to maintain, sincere sympathy with you in your sad bereavement". Peter, whose home was Berwick House, Dawes Lane, had a sailor father who was retired from the navy and died in the first week of this month. Peter was trained at a naval school, where he went at the age of 12 years, and it was in April this year that he first went to sea at the age of 16 years. His sister, Sybil, is in the WRNS., and is a petty officer, while his brother is also in the Navy and now at sea. There is one younger sister, Ann, still at home with her mother, who is carrying on an insurance agency.
David Mussett scrapbook - probably from Essex County Standard.
Date: 31 October 1942
Photo: Mersea Museum - David Mussett Collection
Image ID DM1_AB3_023_001
Category 1 War-->World War 2
This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.