Did someone in your family fight at the Battle of Jutland in 1916

Did someone in your family fight at the Battle of Jutland in 1916 - Topsham Museum

Added: 09 February 2016

Was your ancestor at the Battle of Jutland?  Descendants of those who served at sea in the First World War have been invited to take part in commemoration events in May marking the 100th anniversary of the naval battle. The Battle of Jutland was the most significant naval engagement of the First World War with over 100,000 sailors involved on 250 ships. More than 6,000 Royal Navy and 2,500 German sailors lost their lives.

The sailors who died are commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission from Denmark and Norway, to Orkney and Edinburgh, and Plymouth and Portsmouth to Chatham. The Department of Culture hopes the public will join them at next year’s commemorative events, as people gather across the country to remember those who served and all those who died during the war at sea.  It will be a chance to pay tribute to the extraordinary bravery of Royal Navy personnel.

Download a Descendant Application form to attend one of the commemorative events this year:  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/descendants-invited-to-jutland-centenary-commemorations

The following Royal Navy personnel from Topsham were involved in the Battle of Jutland:

Albert John Kerby, Leading Stoker, HMS Bellerophone

Wilfred Charles Coles, Able Seaman, HMS Benbow

Albert James Pym, Chief Stoker, HMS Cordelia  (pictured on this page, third row second from the left)

Richard John Luxon, Petty Officer, HMS Marlborough

James Robert Murphy, Stoker, HMS Marlborough

Ernest Henry Nethercott, Able Seaman, HMS Morning Star

George James Ford, Petty Officer, HMS Revenge

Daniel Perkin Milton, Chief Petty Officer, HMS Revenge

Reginald George Rogers, ERA, HMS Tiger  

"War Comes to Topsham" Exhibition opens on March 26th in the Local History Room.

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