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Henry James Pugh

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry James AWMM
  • Surname
    Pugh AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Lost at sea AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Henry Pugh was the son of James Henry and Rata Alice Pugh, of Auckland City, New Zealand.

      MV Cordelia was torpedoed and sunk South of Iceland with the loss of all but one of her crew. AWMM
    • He was 20 years old. Cordelia was a tanker of 8,190 tons carrying 12,000 tons of Admiralty fuel oil from Curaçao - New York (22 Jan) to the Clyde. She was completed in March 1932 for C.T. Bowring & Co Ltd, London by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland .

      At 21.54 hours on 3 Feb 1943 the unescorted Cordelia (Master Edward Marshall), a straggler from convoy HX-224, was torpedoed and sunk by U-632 (Hans Karpf) south of Iceland. The master, 37 crew members and eight gunners were lost. The sole survivor, chief engineer I.C. Bingham, was taken prisoner by the U-boat and carelessly mentioned convoy SC-118 which was reported to the BdU. The convoy was subsequently attacked with the loss of nine ships. The survivor landed at Brest on 14 February and was taken to the German POW camp Milag Nord. Public - Geoffrey - Researcher - 23 April 2018 - u-boat web site
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About death

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  • Death
    3 February 1943 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Atlantic Ocean AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial name
    • Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, London, England AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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23 April 2018GeoffreyTILBURY, UNITED KINGDOMResearcher

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