SKETT, First Radio Officer, WALTER LEONARD, M.V. British Petrol (London). Merchant Navy. 13th - 14th May 1942. Age 23. Son of Albert Wesley Skett, and of Florence Gertrude Skett, of Coventry. Buried Becklingen War Cemetery. 17. A. 4 First Radio Officer Walter Skett captured fom the tanker British Petrol sunk 13th June 1940 by the raider Widder and held captive at Milag Nord. Shot dead by a German sentry at 23.20 on the 13th May 1942, allegedly while trying to escape. Eye witnesses saw and heard two shots. The first shot was fired from behind Walter without warning only wounding him in the left shoulder. As he lay on the ground a second shot entered his right hip, exiting through the top of his head. At the time of the incident he was wearing only an overcoat, pyjamas and slippers. It is believed Walter had arranged trading relations with one of the guards after lights out. No one was ever charged with his murder. This attached photo was taken at the Milag Nord Camp. Walter is on the extreme left of the middle row.