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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.



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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

Second World War

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