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WW2 Royal Navy Medal Group Able Seaman Edwin K Tiller



WW2 Royal Navy Medal Group Able Seaman Edwin K Tiller

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WW2 Royal Navy Medal Group Able Seaman Edwin K Tiller

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H.M.S. Cowdry HMS Cowdray was a Type II Hunt-class destroyer of the Royal Navy which served in World War II. She has been the only Royal Navy ship to bear the name

H.M.S Crocus Corvette of the Flower Class 

Notable events involving Crocus include:

22 Aug 1942

HMS Crocus (T/Lt. J.F. Holm, RNR) picks up 21 survivors from the British merchant Vimeira that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-109 on 11 August about 450 nautical miles south-west of the Cape Verde Islands in position 10°03'N, 28°55'W.

6 Oct 1942
The British corvette HMS Crocus on 6 Oct, 1942 fought an epic battle with German U-boat U-333. The U-boat lost 3 men dead (including the IWO) and several men wounded, including the commander, Peter Erich Cremer. The boat was heavily damaged and limped back to base.

28 Oct 1942
The British merchant Nagpore is torpedoed and sunk north-west of the Canary Islands in position 31°30'N, 19°35'W by German U-boat U-509. HMS Crocus (T/Lt. J.F. Holm, RNR) later picks up 34 survivors.

Medals awarded to him and included in this group :1939-45 Star, Atlantic star and France and Germany Clasp, Africa Star with north Africa 1942-43 Clasp, Defence Medal and War Medal. The clasps have not been attached to the ribbons.

Including also in this group are 4 small booklets showing which ship he served on and his rating, in this case AB, A single ID tag, a form from the Torpedo training School, Four war time cloth trade badges, Medal box of issue inc paper document of Medal entitlement.

An interesting group which needs research.

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