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Richard Waterton

Torpedo Operator : Royal Navy


Rank : Torpedo Operator

Regiment : Royal Navy

Joined Up: 1937

Burnley Express, 26 September, 1942

Worsthorne Sailor Safe After Tobruk Raid

Mr. and Mrs. James Waterton, 9 Brownside, Worsthorne, have received a cable from their son, Richard, who was serving aboard H.M.S. Zulu in the raid on Tobruk last week, to say he is safe.

Formerly employed at Sutcliffe and Hace's? manufacturers, Elizabeth-street, he joined the Navy five years ago, and was aboard the Zulu when she torpedoed the Bismarck, and is in the Malta convoy.

A Leading Torpedo Operator, he had also served on H.M.S. Wren, H.M.S. Royal Oak, and H.M.S. Gloucester before joining the Zulu.

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