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Gilbert Charles Annetts

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    Gilbert Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Annetts AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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About birth

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  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Irene Annie Annetts (wife), Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
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    • 1928 - married Public - Karen - Other Relative - 22 March 2015 - family papers

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Biographical information

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  • Gilbert Annetts was the son of Gilbert and Bertha Annetts of Orpington, Kent, England, and the husband of Irene Annie Annetts of Cambridge, New Zealand.

    MV Waimarama was part of a 14 ship convoy to participate in Operation Pedestal to the relief of the besieged island of Malta. The ship was sunk by German Junkers 88 dive bombers off Cape Bonn. Direct hits by 4 bombs ignited aviation fuel in the ships tanks and the ship exploded in a sheet of flame and smoke. In less than5 minutes the ship was gone. Of 107 crew, only 27 survived. The ship sank at position 36 25 north and 12 00 east. AWMM
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Death

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    13 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
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Memorial

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    • Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, London, England AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Lloyd's war losses : the Second World War. (1989-). (Vols. 1-2). London, England: Lloyd's of London Press. AWMM
    • Tennent, A. (2001). British and Commonwealth Merchant Ship Losses to Axis Submarines 1939-45. Gloucestershire, England: Sutton Publishing. AWMM
    • Rohwer, J. (1999). Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two. London, England: Greenhill Books. AWMM
    • Sharpe, P. (1998). U-boat fact file, 1935-1945. Earl Shilton, England: Midland Publishing. AWMM
    • Jones, G. P. (1975). Under three flags : the story of Nordmark and the armed supply-ships of the German navy. London, England: Corgi. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • British vessels lost at sea, 1939-1945 (reprint). (1976). Cambridge, England: Patrick Stephens. AWMM
    • Hague, A. (2000). The allied convoy system, 1939-1945 : its organization, defence and operation. St Catharines, Ont.: Vanwell. AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM

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22 March 2015KarenDerby, EnglandOther Relative
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