Born: 28th September 1922, Ipswich.
Died: 12th January 1943; age: 20; MPK at Sea.
Rank: Stoker First Class; Service Number: LT/KX 145583.
Regiment: Royal Navy Patrol Service, H.M. Trawler ‘Kingston Jacinth.’
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Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter William & Doris Ethel Withers, of Ipswich.
Father: Walter William Withers, born September 1898, Ipswich.
Mother: Doris Ethel Withers (nee Margetts), born February 1901, Ipswich.
‘Kingston Jacinth’ 12th January 1943.
The ‘Kingston Jacinth’ was built by Cook, Welton & Gemmell (Beverley, U.K.), launched 28th February 1929 and commissioned November 1939. Skipper: Reginald Walter Denny, RNR.
She hit a mine off Portsmouth with extensive damage, the order to abandon ship was given. The explosion led to the death of 20 of the crew.