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.’


Memorial Reference:

Panel 13, Column 1.

Lowestoft Naval Memorial,




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.

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