Albert Frank Patterson, Petty Officer Stoker, died when the Electra was sunk during the Java Sea battle of Feb 1942
August 23, 2010
Hi you seem to have a wealth of info about the Electra, and was wondering if you'd come across any references to a Petty Officer Stoker Albert Frank Patterson, he died when the Electra was sunk during the Java Sea battle of Feb 1942, he was my Great grandfather.
Here is your Grandfather listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site.
Name: PATTERSON, ALBERT FRANK
Initials: A F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Petty Officer Stoker
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Electra
Date of Death: 27/02/1942
Service No: C/KX 77268
Additional information: Son of Albert and Edith Patterson; husband of Amy Elizabeth Patterson, of Chilham, Kent.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61, 1.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
He is listed on the Chatham Naval Memorial on Panel 61, Column 1.
At this URL:
http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listelectracrew.html is a crew list for Electra.
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