Wakely, Alex Dinham

Autumn of 1919 to 2 February 1941

War Service:
ALEX DINHAM WAKELY was serving as Second Radio Officer on the SS Empire Citizen when she was torpedoed in the North Atlantic by U107 on 2 February 1941. She was en route from Liverpool to Rangoon as part of convoy OB-279. There were five survivors from the crew of 83.

He was lost at sea and is commemorated on the Merchant Navy memorial on Tower Hill.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the memorial at Perry Rise Baptist Church.

He was born in Croydon in the autumn of 1919, the son of Frank and Hilda Wakely.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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