Acting Leading Telegraphist. P/JX 138187. (Missing Presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 24 Born 23.6.17 in Willesden. London and married Irene Violet of Copnor, Hampshire) Son of Joseph and Ethel Dilks. Sister Vera Bird. Joined RN straight from school on 23 November 1923 as a Boy Seaman Class 2. Other ships – Pembroke, Cairo, Nelson, Victory, St Angelo.