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 JOHN WALLACE
Royal Navy • ENGINEMAN
Royal Naval Patrol Service
DIED 18 August 1944
SERVICE NO. LT/KX 130197