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Sid was on board HMS BERWICK on Christmas day 1940 when the ship was attacked by the Admiral Hipper. Convoy came under attack by German cruiser HIPPER at dawn and was scattered. Engaged HIPPER and hit by 4 shells in return fire causing casualties.(Note: After structure and gun mountings damaged with some flooding.
Troopship SS EMPIRE TROOPER was also seriously damaged and was escorted to Ponta Delgado, Azores.

Submitted by Jeff Sheard

Photo: Cable from Sid Jan 6th 1941 to his future wife Edna.

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