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Offline Leofwine

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Re: Incident on River Medway, 2 May 1941
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 15:46:15 »
Thanks for that.

I guess I should have been more specific when I searched, I just tried "Medway May 1941" but didn't spot that one.
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Re: Incident on River Medway, 2 May 1941
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 08:16:36 »
Googled Medway 02.05.41 and this came up:

02 May 1941 WINKLE (1915), dockyard craft, sunk in the river Medway having struck an enemy mine.
Several dockyard men killed. The vessel was formerly X77, an invasion barge designed for
the Dardanelles Campaign, but one of seven converted to dockyard use. Ref; RDL.

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Incident on River Medway, 2 May 1941
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 03:08:39 »
I have been going through the 1939-45 Civilian Roll of Honour for Chatham & Gillingham and noticed that on 2nd May 1941 there are 5 civilians (Knowles, Harry Robert; Thompson, C. R.; Wickham, Albert Edward; Barnett, Frederick; Hawkings, Henry Edward) are all listed as having died "On River Medway" apart from Harry Knowles who is listed as "In boat on River Medway."

As I understand it the Roll of Honour is only for civilians killed by enemy action. Does anyone know what happened?
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