Chief Petty OfficerPITCHER, ERNEST JAMES

Service Number P/227029

Died 10/02/1946

Aged 57

H.M.S. Attack
Royal Navy

V C, D S M

Croix de Guerre, Medaille Militaire. Son of George and Sarah Pitcher; husband of Lily Ethel Louisa Pitcher, of Swanage.

Inscription

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Citation

The following particulars are given in the London Gazette of 30th October, 1917

"P.O. Pitcher was selected by the crew of a gun of one of H.M. Ships to receive the Victoria Cross under Rule 13 of the Royal Warrant dated 29th January, 1856."

The action fought by this ship has been described as the greatest action of any "Q" boat against a submarine, fought by a ship's company of heroes."

Buried at SWANAGE (NORTHBROOK) CEMETERY

Location: Dorset, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 28

Cemetery/memorial reference: Plot F. Uncons. Grave 122.


Cemetery details

CWGC Archives

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DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.