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Hundreds of thousands of men were killed during the war. Here are two accounts of local men who were killed at the beginning of the war in 1939.

The first account relates to the sinking of the trawler, Evelina in which the entire crew lost their lives.

The second account describes the sinking of the Whitemantle by a German torpedo. Anastacias Cocallis, a fireman on board the Whitemantle left a wife and eight children, the youngest of which was only six weeks old.

Read the newspaper accounts of the sinking of the Evelina and Whitemantle.

Extract from a statement made by the master of the Ethylene.

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Link to death notice for A. Cocallis.

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