Tracing the Crew & Families of the World War 1 Battleship
The Battle of Jutland
This was Harry Freeman from Bedworth who served on the Revenge in WW1.
Rank; Boy - 2nd class Royal Navy 1915 and Something of a Lad!
Harry Freeman. Boy 2-RN
Ships Crew of HMS REVENGE ~ 1916-18
We are looking for information on Harry Freeman's comrades, his shipmates and friends. The ships company, sailors and crewmen who were on HMS Revenge with him during WW1 and at the Battle of Jutland.
The newly built pride of the Navy, HMS Revenge was launched with the Great War looming.
She had a complement of between 997 to 1,150 officers and men, yet we know little about her crew nor those who served on her.
In particular, we would like to identify members of the ships company that can be seen in the old photographs below.
Special images which my Grandfather clearly treasured and kept all his life in his old black wallet.
They must have been very good friends indeed.
But this photo was Harry's greatest treasure. A photograph of the man that gave rise to Harry Freeman's career in the Navy.
He was 2nd Lieutenant Tom Freeman. 6th Btn., Northamptonshire Regiment and Harry's older brother. he was a fine soldier who served on the Somme with the 1st Royal Marine Light Infantry (1RMLI) and like so many, never came home.
By February 1917 the 1RMLI had moved back into the trenches at Pusieux, just north of the Ancre river on the Somme in northern France. On the evening of 16th February the men prepared for an assault against the German's who had taken up positions along the sunken road. At 0500am on 17th February, as they formed up ready for the attack, the Germans opened up with a devastating artillery barrage aimed directly on the British assembly area, tipped off it seems by a deserter and captured documents.
As a result the battalion lost m0re than half its men, even before the attack had ever begun. Caught in the open, they didn't stand a chance. He died age 22 and is buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcour.
|University of London Officers Training Corps, Roll of War Service, 1914-1919||
Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt
Crew of the REVENGE 1916-18
The photographs that follow are of some of the crew members that Harry Freeman of Bedworth, Warwickshire, a stoker, served with on HMS Revenge, between 1st February 1916 and 9th February 1919.
More specifically, throughout the Battle of Jutland.
If you recognise a relative amongst them, perhaps your Great Grandfather or a Great Uncle, please feel free to contact me and we can identify them here on the web site:
So far there are just five crewmen identified!
Back row Right: Thomas Henry Poole. To his left; Harry Freeman
Many thanks to Trevor Hodges for identifying his Grandfather
The Royal Sovereign class battleship HMS Revenge, under the command of Captain Edward Buxton Kiddle was involved in her first action, at the Battle of Jutland on the 31st May and 1st June 1916. She engaged the German light cruiser SMS Weisbaden and the battle-cruiser the Derfflinger. Scoring five hits on the Derfflinger and briefly fired on the battle cruiser SMS Von der Tann, with a single hit.
Revenge successfully out manoeuvred four attacks by torpedo and late one evening sighted and engaged a German zeppelin L11 with her AA guns.
Admiral Edward Buxton Kiddle
Captain of the Revenge
at the battle of Jutland.
|HMS REVENGE CREW PHOTOS 1916-18||
William Ryan, Grandfather of
Oliver Lockhart, was chief stoker and may be here also?
Jacob Newell was also a stoker and is still not identified in this picture.
Bottom row, far right. We believe this to be Albert John (Jack) Hancock. Stoker Petty Officer
^Far right above with two Revenge ratings on the front row, (a Stoker on the left) , is Walter. E Lintern - Royal Marines #16402 1914. Holder of the Star and clasp. (Awarded to those who had served under fire or who had operated within range of enemy mobile artillery in France or Belgium during the period between 5 August and 22 November 1914) (Image courtesy of his Grandson, Steve Lowder.)
Though it is a little difficult to confirm, the other five men are soldiers. Three, like Walter are Royal Marines wearing the Globe & Laurel insignia and the other two we believe are Grenadiers, based on their flaming grenade badges. 3 of them have single chevrons on their left arms which would indicate a rank of Lance Corporal.
Sadly, apart from Walter, who we now know, was wounded in Europe and spent some time on board a hospital ship. We know not the identities of any of these other men.
Torpedomen on the Revenge
Recently identified - Front Row, bottom left, hatless - Robert Thomas Wills.
Thanks to Kern Deremaux, his Great, Great Grandson for identifying him.
Some of the crew of HMS Revenge between
1916 and 1919.
Immediately to the right of the capstan
we believe is Reginald Sidney Ash
Our thanks to him for contacting us
More HMS Revenge sailors, this time from 1919. Marine, Walter Lintern's collection
An Interesting message on the barrel and a strange looking animal held by the sailor centre bottom row???
Image courtesy of Walter's Grandson, Steve Lowder
Thomas Henry Poole (1899-1987)
This colour tinted photograph is of Thomas Henry Poole (K62202), born in Tiverton in Devon. He is photographed sitting next to Harry Freeman at the top of this web page as a young man who'd recently joined HMS Revenge.
He signed on for a further twelve years in 1917 and became only one of three men known to have served throughout the duration of the Second World War on HMS Venomous, a W class destroyer.
Venomous played a full and vital role in escorting troop ships and convoys in the Southwestern Approaches and English Channel at the start of the conflict and in the evacuation of Dunkirk. Making five separated voyages to France, rescuing near four and a half thousand men.
Continuing her escort duties until the end of the war, HMS Venomous was assigned to the Western Mediterranean and Arctic, defending convoys.
Thomas' Grandson was recently successful in obtaining the 'Arctic Star' for his Grandfather posthumously.
Harry Glover. Boy Seaman:
Pictured wearing his campaign medals inj the 30's in his role as a St John's Ambulance man.
<Hugh C Pook was the Chief Gunner of H.M.S. REVENGE at THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND. Seen here an the Royal Yatch, Victoria & Albert later in his career in the Navy..
Private Thomas Burke
“Alongside the Revenge being HMS Hercules, HMS Agincourt and HMS Marlborough. On sighting the enemy, the Marlborough was first to get to grips. The other three quickly following. The roar of the four pouring forth their deadly shots at the slowly retreating enemy was incredible. Suddently one of the German cruisers was blown almost out of the water and broke in two. Of the four ships, the Marlborough suffered the worst and had to retire from the fight. Burke had not yet had his 19th birthday and is proud of being in the first round.
Herbert Reginald Robert. Second Lieut. HMS Revenge, 05.18.
Born 12.05.1898 in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia.
Died tragically having survived both wars in 1946 in an air crash near Perth.
Albert John (Jack) Hancock
Thomas Seamark Boy RN, J39987 Born in Northampton
12.6.1898. Changed his name to Millward in South Africa whilst serving on Revenge. Photographed as a Rating on board HMS Europa ( Diadem Class Cruiser )
If you are related or know any of these HMS Revenge crewmen or knew Harry Freeman, please get in touch with us.
Battleship HMS Revenge (left) and coal fired Hercules at sea on 31 May 1916, shortly before the Battle of Jutland.
HMS REVENGE AT THE GERMAN SURRENDER:
On the 21st November 1918, the whole of Imperial German Navy steamed into the Firth of Forth to surrender.
The German battle fleet were accompanied by American and French ships, the British Grand Fleet, including 33 battleships and 90,000 men who were assembled to witness a once in a lifetime moment.
Harry Freeman and his comrades were amongst them......with Revenge then at the Southern Base, just off Rosyth and about a mile west of the Forth Bridge. The 'boys' were all assembled on deck to salute and cheer (cheering ship) the Oak with the King on the bridge as she passed in line, the whole assembled fleet. Later the King accompanied by Sir Charles Madden came on board Revenge to great cheering from the ships crew.
"It was GOOD! The "QUEEN ELIZABETH" (Admiral Beatty's ship) lay practically abreast us about half a mile off - [...] At 2.15 we saw the barge and a picket boat leave "Q.E." [...] After having inspected "NEW YORK" and "LION" (and just as we had got back to Office from tea) the barge hove in sight and passing right beneath our stern, the King, Prince of Wales, and admirals galore came aboard here for tea. The ship's company was, of course, on deck..."
Surrender of the German Navy - Firth of Forth
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HMS REVENGE Underway.
HMS Revenge + HMS Royal Oak beyond.
Harry Freeman RN, was also assigned to other HM Ships:
HMS Impregnable. A pre sailing training ship for boys at Devonport
HMS Oropesa an armed merchant cruiser
HMS St Vincent, dreadnought class battleship.
and HMS Revenge
HMS St Vincent
HMS St Vincent was the lead ship of her class of three dreadnought battleships built for the Royal Navy in the first decade of the 20th century. She spent her whole career assigned to the Home and Grand Fleets and often served as a flagship. This postcard carried by Harry Freeman Boy RN., in his a wallet all his life.
Young Harry Freeman saw action against the following vessels:
SMS Seydlitz German Battlecruiser
Photographed again after she was torpedoed.
SMS von der Taan
Damage inflicted on the Derrflinger by HMS Revenge
The Revenge Crew.
Who were the 1,150 Men and Boys on the HMS Revenge?
It is amazing that only a century on, following the battle of Jutland, the names of the officers and men that made up the full compliment and ships crew of HMS Revenge, on the whole, remained largely anonymous. Until now.
Here is an ever growing list of names that have identified. Men who have lived on and who are mentioned at least somewhere.
All were crewmen serving on HMS Revenge during her WW1 war years:
In no particular order: Blue indicates that we have at least tried to research that person, sometimes with success.
Harry Freeman, Boy RN. ~ J 38141. Born 15.May 1899, and only 14 according to his birth certificate when he signed up! His parents, Tom and Mary Ann Freeman, 165, Church St. Bedworth, \ Listed Warwickshire in 1901. Obviously knew he was underage! Harry, died in 1969.
Evan Jukes-Hughes; Officer of "Y" Turret, Captain Royal Marine Light Infantry. For valuable services in H.M. Ships "Revenge" and "Ramillies," 1st Battle Squadron. Awarded OBE. D 1958
He retired in 1936. After a long career as Labour MP for Kingston Upon Hull he announced in 1967 that he would resign at the next election, and was succeeded by John Prescott.
His obituary in The Times described him as "the first naval officer promoted from the lower deck" to enter Parliament.
Born in 1899; educated at Stoke House, Stoke Poges, Royal Naval College, Osborne and Royal Naval College, Dartmouth; Midshipman, HMS BACCHANTE, 1914; present at Battle of Heligoland Bight, 28 August 1914; took part in defence of Suez Canal Jan-Mar 1915; served at Gallipoli, 1915; Midshipman, HMS REVENGE, 1916; served in North Sea, 1916-1918; present at Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916; Sub-Lt, 1917; Lt, 1920; served in East Indies and East Africa, 1921-1924; served on HMS THUNDERER and HMS EREBUS; served at China Station, 1926-1928; Lt Cdr, 1927; graduated from RN Staff College, Greenwich, 1931; Cdr, 1933; Capt, 1939; Chief of Staff and afterwards Capt, Auxiliary Patrol, Dover Command, 1939-1940; commanded HMS EURYALUS, Mediterranean, 1941-1943; took part in Malta Convoys, 1942, and Battle of Sirte, 1942; Senior Officer, Assault Group S3, Normandy, France, 1944; commanded HMS MALAYA; Chief of Staff, Naval Force 'W', South East Asia Command, 1945; commanded HMS GANGES, Boys' Training Establishment, Shotley, Suffolk, 1946-1948; retired list, 1948; died in 1985. Publications: How to become a Naval Officer (Special Entry) (Gieves, London, 1935); Bless our ship (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1958); The flowers of the sea (editor) (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1962); How to become a Naval Officer (Cadet Entry) (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1963); Salute the soldier (editor) (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1966); Gallipoli (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1975),
He later became a successful naval author.
Bannister, Albert Edward
Claude Choules served as a senior rating on the Revenge from 1915 till the end of WW1. hewas to become the longest surviving member of the crew, passing away in in 2011 in a nursing home in Australia where he emigrated in 1920. He was 110 years of age.
Thomas Bernard Drew, Lieutenant-Commander R.N. For valuable services in H.M.S. "Revenge," 1st Battle Squadron. Awarded
Order of the British Empire
William Rattey. Engineer Commander (acting Engineer Captain), R.N. For valuable services as Engineer Officer of H.M.S. "Revenge," 1st Battle Squadron.
Awarded the OBE.
Banks, Thomas Additer
Arthur James Libby born in Plymouth, Devon, in 1896.
Edward Aubrey Guy Wilkinson, B.A.Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander , R.N. For valuable services in H.M.S. "Revenge," 1st Battle Squadron, OBE
Arthur Hubert Bailey, Gunner R.N. For valuable services in H.M. Ships "Iron Duke" and "Revenge," 1st Battle Squadron. Awarded the OBE.
Matthew Samuel Bradby, Midshipman R.N. For valuable services in H.M.S. "Revenge," 1st Battle Squadron. Awarded the OBE.
? Williams able seaman HMS Revenge. His photo appeared in the 1914 08 Dec South Wales Echo. ( yet to be sourced.)
Baker, Frank Roberts
Berthon, Charles Pierre
Born 15.02.1893 Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth. Joined RN
15.01.1906. Lieutenant Commander (Emergency) in the Royal Navy 15th January 1906. Distinguished Naval Career both Wars. Became a Capt. (E) 30.06.1939 and R.Adm. (E)02.10.1945 (retd 22.02.1949) Awarded CBE
11.12.1945 and MID
01.01.1942 Died 11.03.1965 [Deddington, Oxford ]
Bird, Arthur Frederick
Bird, Harold Charles
Helbert Reginald Robert. Served from 17., S Lieut. 05.18. Later in career Commander. Born 12.05.1898 Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. Served a lengthy and distinguished career in the Navy including the duration of the Second WW,
Submarine Flotilla .
(KIA, air accident
C47 transport aircraft at Gooseberry Hill
) [age 46] 19.04.1945. Buried Perth War Cemetery
H S Hay. APO. 238067 - Long Service Good Conduct medal
Beacon, William Henry
Biddle, Herbert Henry
Bedwell, Vernon Robert, Able Seaman was born in Dulverton, Devon, United Kingdom 3/01/1895 Royal Navy, Service #J13572
Bell, James Joseph
Reginald William Alexander Ashton, Asst Paymaster from Wigan Lancs..
Charles Horatio Hanning, Commissioned Victualling Officer R.N. For valuable services in H.M.S. "Revenge," 1st Battle Squadron. Awarded OBE.
Bennett, Frederic Walter
H C Bailey gave the Telegraph an account of the surrender of the German Fleet
Patrick Lynch, Mechanician 295290, HMS Revenge, born in Carrigtohill on 28th December 1881. Patrick died at sea at the age of 35 on 10th November 1918, the day before the armistice.
A. B. Martin, Acting/Chief Engine Room Articifer H.M.S. Revenge. Was to receive Long service and good conduct medal after 18 years servi ce RN
Bailey, Donald Hurst
Bainbridge, Harold Thompson
Anderson, Joseph Ennis Sclater
Atkins, Arthur Henry
Sidney Coggins - Stoker 1st class, was born in Morebath, Devon, in 1894.
Baggs, Albert Henry
Arscott, Albert Charles
Blumfield, Francis William George
George Ronald Beddard Blount DSO Commander in the Royal Navy.
Vice-Admiral, was born in Kent in 1877.
on 8 October
Gunner John Adams born in 1896. Member of the Royal Navy, Royal Marine Artillery. Service #14637.
Algar, Walter Charles
Llewellyn James was born in Gibraltar in 1895.
Edward Henry Leetch was born in Manchester, United Kingdom in 1891.
John Barbour Leading Stoker was born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, on 20/10/1890.
Charles Moore, Seaman in the H.M.S. “Revenge.” Royal Naval Reserve. From Hastings. Died on March 09 1919, aged 44.
Frederick Aylott, born in 1899. Boy 1st Class, Royal Navy, HMS Revenge. Died of an ‘illness’ in the execution of his duty, 12th October 1916 aged 17.
Cyril Groome Leading Seaman, was born in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire in 1891.
William John Henry Westacott, Chief Boatswain R.N. For valuable services in H.M.S. "Revenge," 1st Battle Squadron. Awarded OBE.
Samuel Howard Hall. Lieutenant , R.N.V.R. For valuable services as Electrical Lieutenant in H.M.S. "Revenge," 1st Battle Squadron. Awarded OBE
Leslie Gregory from Wellington, Somerset. Engineer Commander R.N. For valuable services in H.M.S. "Revenge," 1st Battle Squadron. Awarded OBE.
John Harold Westlake, Warrant Armourer R.N. For valuable services in connection with fitting out Armed Merchant Cruisers at Liverpool, and in H.M.S. "Revenge," 1st Battle Squadron. Awarded O.B.E.
Frederick William Mcgillivray Able Seaman in the Royal Navy, HMS Revenge. Service #J74723. He was born in Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom on 28/10/ 1899 to Annie Nixon and Hugh Gilbert McGillivray of Staion Terrace, East Boldon, County Durham, United Kingdom. And died of a war related illness 6/11/1918.
Percy Cadwallader Able Seaman Royal Navy, H.M.S. "Revenge.", Service #J17754 Date of Birth: 5/06/1895 – 5 Metropolitan Road, Erdington, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. Date of Death: 17/03/1916 Aboard Revenge
Henry Simmons was born in Shirenewton near Chipstow, Monmouthshire, 1891.
Francis William Mason, born in Wootton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, 1892.
Arthur was promoted to Able Seaman on 15th September 1916 and stayed with the ship until he was de-mobbed on 22nd January 1919.
Thomas Francis Forshaw was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, in 1890.
Arnold, Hubert Percy
Isaac Browning # K1802 was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire,
05 November 1890. |D 1954,
Southwell Notts. Buried:
Ross & Cromarty (ST. DUTHUS
Henry Christie was born in Scarfskerry, Caithness, in 1890.
Harold Edward Green was born in Ross, Herefordshire, in 1897.
Barry, Edward Timothy
Barter, John Henry
Barnes, Charles William
Barnes, William Stanley
Joseph Yearsley, Able Seaman was born in 1895 Cwm Carn, Mon .
Ball, Thomas Morceir was born in Fulham, London 5/08/1899 – Royal Navy, Service #J34887
2017 - ONGOING ADDITIONS TO HMS REVENGE CREW LIST:
Bootyman, Frederick; Commissioned Engineer 28th September 1915. RN, Service #270676 Born Plymouth, Devon; Date of Birth: 29/04/1881 –
D. Plympton St Mary, Devon, 1952
Bott, Albert Silvester. Born in Camborne, Cornwall 8/10/1898 – Royal Navy, Service #J29200
Boulter, James Thomas
Boundford, Sidney William
Bradford, Samuel Arthur
Lintern W E. Pte RM #16402 1914 Awarded Star and clasp
Cotter P. Bugler #16438 "
Gregson J H. #198703 AB "
Radford F. Pte. # 14991 Plymouth Battalion RMLI "
Chown H A. Pte # 16655 Plymouth Battalion RMLI "
Stockwell H J. Pte #16433 Plymouth Battalion RMLI "
Brady, Daniel Joseph
Branson, Cecil John Westland. Midshipman later Commander RN. Born 2 Sept. 1896. Bengal India. Died Worthing, Sussex 1972, at age 75
Brassington, William Rex. ( AKA Willie) Born 1897, Birkenhead, Cheshire. Died Liverpool 1968
Bray, William Henry
Breeton, Joseph Patrick D. Boston Lincs 1953
Brennan, Charles Alexander, Able Seaman #J5060 Born in Islington 5/09/1893 D.23 Sep 1985 Bexleyheath.
Brew, Robert John # J36850 B. 12 September 1898 Douglas, Isle of Man. After WW1, continued career in RN.
Brewer, Albert Edward # J. 30672. Date of Birth: 25 December 1898. Tavistock, Devon. D 1981 Plymouth.
Brewer, Stanley George Official Number: J. 41494. B 21 September 1899: Bristol, Gloucestershire.
Britton, William Harold. #14581 B. 24 Mar 1898 Tiverton, Devon Died .1994.Weymouth, Dorset, England. Enlistment: 06 April 1915. Royal Marine Artillery. Continued in the service after hostilities.
Brook, Jabez # 225600 Born 04 Feb 1886 Bradford, Yorkshire, D. Bradford. 1969
Brooks, Thomas William B Plymouth 21 July 1896 K28839
Williams Brooks #
314493 was born in Bury, Lancashire
Budge, Harry # K28840 born in Pengelly Linkinhorne, Cornwall, 5/02/1893. D. Tavistock Devon 1988
Budge, Joseph Thomas seemingly a repeated incorrect file
Bunting, Alfred Thomas #J20748 B 06 October 1895 Rugby, Warwickshire
Bunting, Robert #J9326 born in Cromer, Norfolk 9/03/1893 d probably Penryth M 1953
Burgess, Charles Ernest born in Hackney, London 26 May 1895 # J16051 . D. Sep 1976 Newham.
Burke, Walter , #J27274 27/Born Preston Lancs. 27.06/1898
Herbert Bateman Burns #J31842 was born in Salford, Lancashire 23/11/1898 died 22.04. 1972
Burrows, William Henry #K28709 born in Sidmouth, Devon 21/08/1891
John Buss was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire 4/02/1897 # K28384
Sidney Settles Cadman. Official Number: K. 58701. Date of Birth: 26 October 1898. Born: Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Died Wandsworth 1978
Calleja, Alfred. Born Valetta Malta 23 January 1880 # 365036 Died 17th March 1942, aged 35 years in an air raid by the German LuftwaffeCamillau, Carmelo # L6266 Born Malta 25 February 1894
Cameron, James Dyer Royal Navy, Royal Naval Division, Service #Z/7453 B. 27/11/1893
Canning, Albert Edward #J13013 born in Kenilworth, Warwickshire 27/09/1895
Coles, Charles Healey Leading Telegraphist #J12257 born in Bridworth, Northamptonshire 8/11/1894
Butcher Wilfred # M19122 B. 07 November 1895 Haworth, Yorkshire
Bygrave, Charles William # K28696 B. 04 September 1897 Plymouth Devon
Carnell, William James Pearce # J41484 B. Exeter, Devon 21 September 1899. D 1960 Central Devon
Carpenter, Ernest Harry Brock - Royal Marine Artillery. Service #12839. B 23/08/1893 Dorking, Surrey
Robert George Carpenter was born in Swindon, Wiltshire 26/08/1891 # J4278 D Plymouth 1975
Carroll, Dennis Slater Royal Navy, Royal Marine Artillery. Service #14636. B 15th April 1893 Enlisted 7th June 1915 D 1950Northampton
Carter (Alias) Tompkins, Walter Charles B 24/08/1885 #10742. Royal Marine Artillery. Service
Carter, George James was born in Southampton 18/07/1895 Service #J13512
Cartlidge, George Henry - Stoker 7/05/1892 born in Liverpool, Lancashire, Service #J1855
Carver, William John - Able Seaman Service #J13485 born in Fulham, London 5/08/1895
Simeon John Case was born in Newton Abbott, Devon 8/10/1897. #J35130
Alfred Henry Chaffe Pte Service #L3748 was born in Plymouth, Devon 19th May 1894. D Lambeth 1952 Received Meritorious Service Medal
Chamberlain, Frederick George was born in Nottingham 16/06/1897 Service #L7661
Chapman, Frederick John
Ernest George Christie was born in Southend, Essex 14/08/1899. Service #J39699
Clark, James Electrical Artificer 4th Class. Born Distington Cumberland 25 February 1893 #M10153
Clucas, William Frederick Musician -Royal Marine Light Infantry: Portsmouth Division, Service #16888 Date of Birth: 9/03/1899. Died Gosport Hants. 1973. 31st May 1913. Member of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines Band. Service #2308. , Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards
Frederick George Bath; Date of Birth: 22/08/1895 Royal Navy, Service #J16571 born in Richmond, Surrey
Thomas George Bicknell Ordinary Signalman
#J15803. Date of Birth: 18/07/1896 born in Listowel, Kerry, Ireland
Frederick Hornsby born in Tottenham, London 25/02/1896 – Royal Navy, Service #J16222
Henry George Lording was born in Trinity, Newington, London 8th August 1895. Service #J16478. Long service good conduct medal.
Philip John Medlin was born in Plympton, Devon, 31st December 1895. Service #J15577
George Francis Morgan was born in King's Cross, London, 29th December 1895. Service #J16178
George Harry Pink. Chief Yeoman of Signals born in Alverstoke, Hampshire 2/04/1879. Service #179101. Receive the Distinguished Service Medal.
John Smith born in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. 23rd January 1895. Service #J16349
Charley Stocker Able Seaman, was born in Axminster, Devon, 28th June 1896. Service #J17615
" Charley Stocker who lived for a day or two after being rescued and was buried at sea at Gibraltar but washed ashore and buried a second time in the Santa Catalina Cemetery in Ceuta and was 46, "AB Charles Stocker (D/J17615), aged 46, son of John and Alice Stocker and husband of Minnie Stocker of Blandford, Dorsetshire.
Burial at sea HMS Venomous.
Albert Arthur Smele was born in Bedminster, Somerset, 21st October 1896. Service #J18118
Francis John Veal Rooke was born in Plymouth, Devon 19th December 1896. Service #J18210
George McCready born in Lisburn, Down, Ireland 19/04/1896 –Royal Navy, Service #J18242
William George Young, born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire 3rd January 1896 Service #J18470
Herbert Edgar Taylor born in Bow, London,
28th March 1897.
Chapman, Charles Hamilton Murray. #605575. Born 24 March 1892 at Chislehurst. Kent. Son of C. Capel Chapman, formerly of War Office and Maude Chapman, of 10, Modena Rd., Hove, Brighton; Husband of Olive Mary Murray Chapman, of 89, Lancaster Gate, London.
he was educated at Monmouth Grammar school and Manchester University.
He was accidentally killed whilst flying on the 23rd Feb. 19 18, at Eastchurch. he was involved in a mid-air collision with an aircraft flown by Flight Sub Lieutenant H.M. REID (also killed along with AM1 R.G. ARROWSMITH), both aircraft whilst flying alongside an Airship over Eastchurch, age 25.
His obituary stated:
His bright and vivid personality endeared him to all. A great lover of nature, he was a keen student of all matters relating to science and natural history. A childrens story book, Dragons at home written and illustrated by himself was published posthumously by his family.
Buried in All Saints Churchyard, Eastchurch, Kent
Cecil James Martin was born in Teignmouth, Devon,
25th February 1897
John Valentine Sawbridge 1898 - 1960 signalman. Briefly on Revenge.
Ernest Whitter was born in Wigan, Lancashire, 12th February 1897. #J19778
Harry Hodge was born in Newport, Monmouthshire 17th December 1896 #J19827
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