A Royal Navy Atlantic Convoy Casualty Group awarded to Able Seaman Edward Joseph Kehoe, H.M.S. Culver, who was Killed in Action on the 31st of January 1942, when H.M.S. Culver (Escort to Convoy SL-98) was sunk by U-105 off the South west Coast of Ireland comprising 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, 1939-45 War Medal, unnamed as issued very fine.
In box of issue addressed to Mrs E.M. Kehoe, 98, Southey Street, Gateshead 8, County Durham with Bestowal/Condolence slip to AB E J Kehoe
At 23.31 Hrs on the 31st of January 1942, U-105 (Fregattenkapitan Heinrich Schuch) fired a salvo of four torpedoes at the Convoy SL-98 and observed two hits and a large explosion. Schuch though that he had hit an ammunition freighter, but in fact it was H.M.S. Culver that had blown up with the loss of the Commanding Officer, Lt. Cdr R.T Gordon-Duff RN, seven officers and 118 ratings.
P/JX 237174 Able Seaman E J Kehoe was killed in action on the 31st of January 1942 at the age of 27, he was the son of Edward Joseph and Bridget Kehoe and the Husband of Emily Matilda Kehoe of Gateshead, County Durham. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 64 Column 1.
Sold with Commonwealth war Graves information, and details of U-105 and Fregattenkapitan Heinrich Schuch.