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VC1202 Peter Scawen Watkinson Roberts
Name Peter Scawen Watkinson Roberts No.
VC Issue No. 1202 Awards VC DSC
Regiment Royal Navy
Rank VC Won Lieutenant
Rank End Of Career Lieutenant
Place Of Birth Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, England
Place Of Death Newton Ferrers, Devon, England
Buried/Location Ashes Holy Cross Parish Churchyard, Newton Ferrers, Devon, England
Cremated Efford Crematorium, Plymouth, Devon, England
Date Buried/Cremated 13 December 1979
Headstone Tablet Plot/Grave no.
Gazetted 9 June 1942
VC Presented 4 July 1942, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England
P Turfstone, Holy Cross Parish Churchyard, Newton Ferrers, Devon, England
P Named on Submarine Service Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire
P Roberts Road, Barne Barton, Plymoth, Devon
By The Way…
Spent 27 years in the Navy, first joining up in 1935
VC Held By
Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.
BORN 28 July 1917
DIED 8 December 1979 AGE 62
VC Won 16 February 1942 AGE 24
Place VC Won Sea of Crete, Mediterranean, HM Submarine 'Thrasher'
War/Campaign Second World War