William John Wallace

The information and photograph are shared by the Trust with kind permission from William's nephew, William (Bill) Butcher.

My uncle was aboard H.M.S. Fratton when it sank on 18 August 1944. He was 33 years old.

HMS Fratton was an armed boarding vessel: a cargo vessel, converted to inspect merchant ships. She was sunk off the coast of Normandy, and is believed to have been sunk by a German Neger human torpedo.

William in navy uniform



    Royal Navy • ENGINEMAN

    Royal Naval Patrol Service
    HMS Fratton

    DIED 18 August 1944

    AGE 33

    SERVICE NO. LT/KX 130197


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