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BrianG



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:19 pm    Post subject: Jutland  Reply with quote

I don't know if many Southport lads went into the Navy rather than the Army, but one who did was my distant cousin Albert Lunt, son of Alfred Lunt & Florence Gertrude (nee Halsall). He died during the battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 when HMS Invincible blew up. He was 17.
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SeaCopRimmer



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is he on the War Memorial (i.e. The Cenotaph)?
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BrianG



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeaCopRimmer wrote:
Is he on the War Memorial (i.e. The Cenotaph)?

Not sure. Both Albert and another 17 y/o Southport lad, Henry Alfred Keen (also lost aboard the "Invincible") are commemorated on the Plymouth memorial, and are listed in Southport's Splendid Hearts. The entry for Albert refers (for more information on the Invincible) to the entry for Henry Keen "also commemorated on the Southport Memorial". Whether that means both boys are commemorated there, or that only Henry is on both, is not entirely clear.

I have just noticed that Henry Keen is also a cousin of mine, 4th 1x removed, whilst Albert Lunt is a 4th cousin 2x removed
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PaulC



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both men are on the memorial. Edmund Wadsworth Aughton was also lost with HMS Invincible.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulC wrote:
Both men are on the memorial. Edmund Wadsworth Aughton was also lost with HMS Invincible.

Many thanks Paul. From that list John Edward Ball is also a distant cousin. I suspect I may somehow be connected to the two Rigbys and Charles Brookfield, but I haven't found the link (yet).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Edward Ball died from malaria in 1919 and is buried at Duke Street Cemetery. I think he was actually Merchant Navy rather than Royal Navy.


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