Reginald William Beecroft Lacon DSC, RN

Born  10 Mar 1913Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died  4 Jun 2000(87)Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada

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16 Jan 1934 S.Lt.
16 Jul 1936 Lt.
16 Jan 1944 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1948 Cdr.

Retired: 4 May 1955


16 May 1941 DSC
8 Jul 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Reginald William Beecroft Lacon, RN

HMS Wrestler (D 35)Lt.Destroyer7 Dec 1941mid 1944
HMS Zentih (R 95)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer29 May 1945

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Destroyer HMS Wrestler (D 35)

2 May 1942 (position 37.16, 0.01)
German U-boat U-74 was sunk by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Wishart (Cdr. H.G. Scott, RN) and HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.W.B. Lacon, DSC, RN) east of Cartagena, Spain, in position 37°16'N, 00°01'E.

15 Nov 1942 (position 36.09, -7.42)
German U-boat U-98 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Gibraltar in position 36°09'N, 07°42'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.G.B. Lacon, DSC, RN).

31 Oct 1943
HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.G.B. Lacon, DSC, RN) picks up 3 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Hallfried that was torpedoed and sunk north-east of the Azores in position 46°05'N, 20°26'W by German U-boat U-262.

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