Son of Thomas and Margaret Dron (nee Phillips) of Whitley Bay, Northumberland (born 27th January 1912). Stepson of Eleanor Dron, half brother to Gladys Purvis Dron and Laura Isabel Dron. Gateshead & Tyneside, district.
Sunk by USS Bonefish, off Kangean Islands 6º 22' South by 116º 35' East. Japanese Captain Kawano orders the shooting of the prisoners in the water. From 14.15 – 16.30 the Minesweeper W.12 massacres the survivors using machine gun and rifles. No survivors.
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Britain at War
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