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British Legion to remember HMS Warwick victims


The Royal British Legion will hold a memorial service today for three men who died in the sinking of HMS Warwick 75 years ago.

The service in Old Town Churchyard will commemorate serviceman buried there who were killed on the destroyer, which was torpedoed off Trevose Head in Cornwall in 1944.

Richard Wiltshire said: "Members of the Isles of Scilly Royal British Legion will be paying their respects with clergy by means of a brief service on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMS Warwick on 20th February 1944, at the war graves of the three HMS Warwick seamen buried in the Old Town Church Cemetery."

The service will take place at the North Square Plot at 11am and will coincide with other Remembrance events around the country.

The servicemen buried at Old Town are Able Seaman Leslie J Hales, Able Seaman Eric William Killey and Stoker 2nd class Robert Peacock. All three were 20 years old when they died.

The service is open to everyone, with attendees asked to meet at Old Town Church between 10.45 and 10.50am.


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