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James Patrick Rawley

British Army (11270172). British

Roster information listed for James Patrick Rawley

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
SourabayaWhale factory shipSergeant (DEMS gunner)27 Oct 1942U-436

Personal information

James Patrick Rawley had been a joiner and carpenter in Liverpool before joining the British Army on 18 June 1942. He became a DEMS gunner aboard Sourabaya, serving in one of the Maritime Regiments, Royal Artillery. He helped Ronald Black after the ship was torpedoed, but the young mess room boy died and James later visited his parents and family in Scotland, who were grateful for his visits to them. He continued to serve in the British Army until being demobilized on 30 August or 27 September 1946.

James Patrick Rawley aboard HMCS Alberni after being rescued. Photo courtesy of June Huston

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