My name is Debbie and i have been researching my family tree, i have found out that a relation of mine (William Pringle) was killed on the rawalpindi when it was sunk, i am trying to find any pictures of the crew, do you have any or know of anyone that has any?
No I do not have any photos of the crew from Rawalpindi, but here are William's details from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site. On the Plymouth Memorial, look in column 3 for William's entry.
From his official Number D/SS 9777, his home port was Devenonport, and the SS designates he had signed on for Special Service ie, for 5 years and then for a further 7 in the Royal Fleet Reserve.
In Memory of
Able Seaman WILLIAM PRINGLE
D/SS 9777, H.M.S. Rawalpindi, Royal Navy
who died age 39
on 23 November 1939
Son of John and Jane Pringle, of Darlington, Co. Durham.
Remembered with honour
PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Name: PRINGLE, WILLIAM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Rawalpindi
Date of Death: 23/11/1939
Service No: D/SS 9777
Additional information: Son of John and Jane Pringle, of Darlington, Co. Durham.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 33, Column 3.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Here is her story:
AGAINST ALL ODDS - HMS RAWALPINDI
By Stephen Cashmore and David Bews
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