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Article about: After some research on the name on this Royal Navy clasp knive I found out the probable owner was a Petty Officer and was part of the crew of the Wild Swan which was sunk on the 17th June 19

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    After some research on the name on this Royal Navy clasp knive I found out the probable owner was a Petty Officer and was part of the crew of the Wild Swan which was sunk on the 17th June 1942 by Junkers Ju 88 bombers. He must have been one of the wounded seamen who were rescued but died of his wounds the following day.

    HMS Wild Swan (D62) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    CWGC - Casualty Details

    Royal Navy casualties, killed and died, June 1942

    ALLEN, WILLIAM GEORGE

    Rank:
    Petty Officer
    Service No:
    P/JX 129528
    Date of Death:
    18/06/1942
    Age:
    31
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Navy

    H.M.S. Wild Swan
    Panel Reference
    Panel 62, Column 2.
    Memorial
    PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
    Additional Information:
    Son of Henry John and Elizabeth Allen, of St. Helen's, Isle of Wight.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    A nice personal item and always rewarding to be able to trace the former owner of such items.

    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Quote by Salzburg View Post
    A nice personal item and always rewarding to be able to trace the former owner of such items.

    Martin
    Indeed Martin, though the ID of the owner is not 100% certain, but is probably correct as there cannot have been many WG Allen's in the RN during WWII and I could only find one in my search.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    An awesome piece!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Interesting. Even the humblest little item can tell a story.......

    Cheers, Ade.
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    nice find Jerry.

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    As always Jerry, great piece of research

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