HUDDERSFIELD

No. 11 AREA

In Memoriam

Shipmate Wilfred Burke


Shipmate Wilfred Burke has sadly crossed the Bar. He served in the Royal Navy from 1928 until 1950, finishing his career as a Chief Petty Officer Stoker/Mechanic.

For his service in World War Two he was awarded the following: 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star (France/Germany clasp); North Africa Star (plus clasp); Italy Star; Pacific Star; 1939-45 Defence medal; Long Service and Good Conduct medal; Russian / Maltese medal; Mentioned in Despatches (Oak Leaf).


Rest in Peace Shipmate.



During his time in the navy Wilfred served on the following ships and establishments:

  • Concord / Berwick / Cricket / Seraph
1928 - 1931
  • Furious / Berwick
1931 - 1933
  • Olympus / Shark / Oberon / Oxley / Otway / H33 / H50 / Triton
1933 - 1940
  • Hesperus
1940 - 1943
  • Scorpion
1943 - 1945
  • Olna
1945 - 1946
  • Cabbala / Ceres / Nottingham (Recruiting)
1946 - 1949
  • Illustrious
1949 - 1950


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