ISAAC (IKE) LAW
Sam Oakley and family
The following contribution was received from Mr. Sam Oakley.
Thank you Sam, we very much appreciate your valuable input with the Scarab project.
I can add one more name to the crew of HMS Scarab. No 13 of your photograph of the ships complement is, or was, Stoker Isaac Law. He corresponded regularly during the war with my mother. I remember very well as a 12 year old delivering newspapers, and reading in one of the editions I carried, a short column saying the Captain of HMS Scarab had docked at some place where he had been presented with a case of oranges. I could not get home quickly enough to give the newspaper to my mother.
Unfortunately, and to my dying shame, the usual recipient
of that newspaper never did get his copy that evening.
My brother, Ike, dug out this photo of Ike Law which was
among some of my mother's things. To date, it's the only one we have come
across. I believe it is a photo taken shortly after he joined the navy. I do
remember my mother's excitement on learning from Ike, that he had met his
brother, also a stoker on another 'boat' - as he referred to it - in either
Ship’s company photo taken October 1943
(Ike is number 13)
I did intend to write you sooner, but Ike, my brother, has been trying to locate Ike Law's son. He must have been born and grown up while I was living in Canada. It was only through my aunt that I knew anything about him. She was able to tell us where Ike had been living so we did a search of all the relevant electoral registers in that area with no success.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013