ID OOD_004 Article from Mersea Museum / Edwin Sparrow

TitleWilfred Frank Pettican - lost on HMS RAWALPINDI.
AbstractPETTICAN Wilfred Frank Seaman: Royal Naval Reserve: H.M.S. RAWALPINDIi: Date of Death: 23/11/1939: Service No: C/6072D

The 1911 Census shows Wilfred Frank Pettican was born in 1905. Frank as he was known had been an engineer on yachts. Both Hector Ingate & Wilfred Pettican were keen fishermen and yachtsmen. Both spent the winter months fishing.

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1939-45 War Star; Atlantic Star; 1939-45 War Medal

Frank is commemorated on the Commonwealth War Dead Memorial Reference: 34, 1. Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. His name is recorded on the Roll of Honour at Saint Mary's Tollesbury.

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Anthony Driffield Seabrook

AuthorEdwin Sparrow
SourceMersea Museum

This item is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection. The information is accurate as far as is known, but the Museum does not accept responsibility for errors.