Rank:Able Seaman Service No:C/JX 173937 Date of Death:12/06/1942 Age:23 Regiment/Service:Royal Navy H.M.S. Grove Panel Reference: 57, 1. Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Additional Information:Son of Robert and Rose Wise; husband of Alice Puehener Wise, of Plaistow, Essex.
While escorting convoy MW-11, Grove was hit by two torpedoes fired by U-77 on 12 June 1942. The ship sank with the loss of 110 men. The destroyer Tetcott rescued 79 survivors. She had been returning to Alexandria from Tobruk, having run aground at Tobruk, damaging the port propeller shaft and the screw itself; her speed had been reduced to 8.5 knots (15.7 km/h; 9.8 mph).