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James Alister Whyte

Merchant Navy. British

Born   1918Erith, Kent
Died  4 Mar 1943(25)


7 Dec 1943MBE (posthumous)

Roster information listed for James Alister Whyte

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
City of CairoSteam passenger shipThird Officer6 Nov 1942U-68
City of PretoriaSteam merchantPassenger (DBS)4 Mar 1943 (+)U-172 (1)

Personal information

Son of William and Winifred Maud Whyte, of Erith, Kent. He survived the sinking of City of Cairo, reaching the coast of Brazil after 51 days at sea in a lifeboat. James was awarded the MBE and flown to the USA for repatriation, but was lost as passenger aboard City of Pretoria when she was sunk with all hands.

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