Chief Petty Officer PITCHER, ERNEST JAMES Service Number P/227029 Died 10/02/1946 Aged 57 H.M.S. Attack Royal Navy V C, D S M Croix de Guerre, Medaille Militaire. Son of George and Sarah Pitcher; husband of Lily Ethel Louisa Pitcher, of Swanage. INSCRIPTION AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM CITATION The following particulars are given in the London Gazette of 30th October, 1917 "P.O. Pitcher was selected by the crew of a gun of one of H.M. Ships to receive the Victoria Cross under Rule 13 of the Royal Warrant dated 29th January, 1856." The action fought by this ship has been described as the greatest action of any "Q" boat against a submarine, fought by a ship's company of heroes." Buried at SWANAGE (NORTHBROOK) CEMETERY Location: Dorset, United Kingdom Number of casualties: 28 Cemetery/memorial reference: Plot F. Uncons. Grave 122.