Friday, 9 November 2012

Royal Oak Funeral

In 1928, the battleship HMS Royal Oak sailed on a Spring Cruise around the Mediterranean. During that cruise, crew member Gilbert Henry died. He was buried at one of the ports the ship called at. These seven photographs record the occasion. I have been able to find anything about the circumstances of his death. The ship's Captain and Commander were court martialed earlier in 1928 and the battle ship was the torpedoed by a U-Boat in Scapa Flow with huge loss of life in October 1939. [05 Nov 13 - the casualty is actually:
GILBERT, George W H, Leading Seaman, J 42464, Royal Oak, 17 September 1928, accidentally killed

















2 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Thanks for showing that, I found the story of the Royal Oak interesting as well.

Laurie said...

Thanks, Bill. She's still leaking oil, even today . . .

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