Born:  12th March 1919, Ipswich

Died: 5th June 1943, age 23; died in Durban as a result of a traffic accident.

Occupation: Pattern Marker – Metal Improver.


Rank: Stoker 1st Class; Service Number: C/KX 100114.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Relentless.’


Grave Reference:

Block 3. Grave 357.

Durban Stellawood Cemetery

Kwazulu Natal,

South Africa.


Father: Albert Pearce.

Mother: Emma Elizabeth Pearce (nee Hutchinson), born June 1898, Ipswich.

Stepfather: Edward Arthur Hales, born August 1891, Harleston, Norfolk. A Builder’s Labourer.



Albert was a Pattern Marker – Metal Improver. He was living with his mother, stepfather and stepsisters at the family home – 288, London Road, Ipswich.

Edward Hales, a Builder’s Labourer – Non Ferrous Mill.

Emma Hales, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Joan Alice Hales, born June 1922, Ipswich, a Leaf Stripper – Tobacco Company.

Joyce Lilian Hales, born October 1924, Ipswich.

Mollie Gladys Hales, born January 1927, Ipswich, at School.


In 1941, Ipswich, Albert married Sheila Faith Parkinson, born February 1920, Ipswich – daughter of Richard Parkinson, a Bombardier, 61285, for the Royal Horse Artillery Depot, 3rd Brigade – died November 1919 and Nora Parkinson (nee Eaton), of 52, Wallace Road, Ipswich.

They had 1 son.


Information and help courtesy of Adrian.

H.M.S. ‘Relentless.’ Association 

H.M.S. ‘Relentless.’ Movements 


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