Stoker 1st Class
Victor Edwin Bratt
H.M.S. Lanka was a Naval establishment on the outskirts of Colombo
Group photo taken at H.M.S. Lanka, Colombo/Trincomalee.
Victor is standing left.
12th February 1944
Victor was a passenger and lost at sea when the SS Khedive Ismail sunk in One and a Half Degree Channel - South-west of the Maldives near coordinates 01°25′N 72°22E.
Sailing on 6th February 1944 from Kilindini Harbour at Mombasa, Kenya to Colombo, Ceylon in Convoy KR-8, the SS Khedive Ismail was attacked by a B1 type Japanese submarine. The Khedive Ismail was hit by two torpedoes. 1,297 perished.
Son of Edwin and Francis Bratt
Husband of Violet Gertrude Bratt, of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL