James Patrick Rawley
British Army (11270172). British
Roster information listed for James Patrick Rawley
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|Sourabaya||Whale factory ship||Sergeant (DEMS gunner)||27 Oct 1942||U-436|
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.
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