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With some of my friends we've adopted about 30 Soldiers who are buried in the CWGC Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery in the Netherlands.

 

Now we are researching intel about those soldiers and also if existing a photo of them in uniform (or not).

 

These are the intels we've already found out about them:

  1.  Able Seaman A.G.R. SAYER - J/21221 - H.M.S. Torrent - Royal Navy - Died on the 23rd December 1917 when his ship hit a mine
  2. Leading Seaman Arthur MORLAND - J/7671 - H.M.S. Tornado - Royal Navy - Died on the 23rd December 1917
  3. Leading Seaman Ernest Edward HENNIKER - 183726 - H.M.S. North Star - Royal Navy - Died on the 23rd April 1918
  4. Lieutenant George Wilson GRAHAM - 204th Sqdn - Royal Air Force - Died on the 13th July 1918
  5. Lieutenant James Herbert MESHAM - 204th Sqdn. 61st Wing - Royal Air Force - Died in the 13th July 1918
  6. Ordanary Seaman Robert George MILLER - J/56044 H.M.S. Torrent - Royal Navy - Died on the 23rd December 1917 when his ship hit a mine
  7. Private E.A. BATT - PO/9317 H.M.S. Hindustan - Royal Marine Light Infantry - Died on the 23rd July 1918
  8. Private R. SHORROCKS - PLY/15367 H.M.S. Cleopatra - Royal Marine Light Infatry - Died on the 4th August 1916
  9. Able Seaman J. PAUL - SS/4022 H.M.S. Torrent - Royal Navy - Died on the 2rd December 1917 when is ship hit a mine
  10. Sergeant Henry Mears PARTRIDGE - 217264 - 211th Sqdn - Royal Air Force - Died on the 25th July 1918
  11. an Unknow Seaman 'Known unto God' H.M.S. Torrent - Died on te 23rd December 1917 when his ship hit a mine
  12. an Unknow Seaman 'Known unto God' H.M.S. Torrent - Died on te 23rd December 1917 when his ship hit a mine
  13. an Unknow Seaman 'Known unto God' H.M.S. Torrent - Died on te 23rd December 1917 when his ship hit a mine
  14. an Unknow Seaman 'Known unto God' H.M.S. Torrent - Died on te 23rd December 1917 when his ship hit a mine
  15. an Unknow Seaman 'Known unto God' H.M.S. Torrent - Died on te 23rd December 1917 when his ship hit a mine
  16. an Unknow Seaman 'Known unto God' H.M.S. Torrent - Died on te 23rd December 1917 when his ship hit a mine

 

Further on we've also adopted one grave in Kamperland Cemetery in the Netherlands

  1. Cook's Mate 2nd Class William George WHITFIELD - M/16855 H.M.S. Eden - Royal Navy - Died on the 17th June 1916

 

and further one grave at Zonnemaire Cemetery (Netherlands) 

  1. an Unknow Seaman 'Known unto God'

 

Many thanks for all the help in my inquiry !

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1 hour ago, johnboy said:

Could this man be one of the unknowns?

 

https://southamptoncenotaph.com/ashton-percy-bedford-percy/

Johnboy,

 

It's a possibility, all unknowns served on H.M.S. Torrent. Like we've in total 5 unknowns, I can putt his name on one of those 5, but it will be not 100% sure about a match with his identity.  Do you have photos or other intel about Percy?  We will visit the Cemetery in September and if you want I will sent you some Photos afterwards., if you want?  You can sent me an email on the following address in private [patrick.wwrememberance@gmail.com]

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From Naval History.net

 

Torrent, sunk (survivor list included)

 ACOTT, Harry M, Petty Officer, 177997 (Ch)

 AYRE, Robert, Stoker 1c, K 41287 (Po)

 BAGSHAW, Alfred W, Able Seaman, 230498 (Po)

 BALL, Leonard, Leading Stoker, SS 110860 (Po)

 BARNES, Alfred, Gunner

 BATT, John B, Ordinary Telegraphist, J 40744 (Po)

 BEDFORD, Asthon P, Stoker 1c, K 4642 (Po)

 BLAINE, Charles, Able Seaman, RNVR, Clyde Z 6826

 BONHAM, Edward, Leading Signalman, 230299 (Dev)

 BOTT, Herbert J, Officer's Steward 2c, L 3087 (Po)

 BRANNIGAN, John R, Signal Boy, J 50417

 BROWN, James H, Stoker 1c, 298461 (Po)

 BYRNE, Erl S F, Ty/Midshipman, RNR

 COOKIE, Edward S, Signalman, J 25870 (Ch)

 CROSS, Arthur E, Engine Room Artificer 3c, M 6424 (Ch)

 DAY, Harry, Stoker Petty Officer, 291083 (Po)

 DENNIS, William, Stoker 1c, K 25508 (Ch)

 DENNISON, Walter, Able Seaman, SS 6323 (Po)

 EATON, Arthur E, Able Seaman, J 9200 (Po)

 GAY, William E, Leading Cook's Mate, M 1779 (Po)

 HARRISON, Douglas W, Ty/Flight Sub Lieutenant

 HEARN, William, Chief Stoker, 290209 (Ch)

 HERBERT, George F, Able Seaman, J 46418 (Po)

 HERRING, Arthur, Chief Engine Room Artificer 2c, 269834

 HIGHET, George, Engine Room Artificer 3c, M 21013 (Po)

 HINDE, Ralph S, Able Seaman, J 13297 (Po)

 HOOPER, Charles S, Stoker Petty Officer, K 5975 (Po)

 HUBBARD, Thomas, Leading Seaman, 218982 (Po)

 HULL, Charles W, Able Seaman, J 18301 (Po)

 JAMES, Harry B, Able Seaman, SS 3707 (Po)

 KENNEDY, Alec N, Act/Lieutenant

 LAWRENCE, Arthur S, Boy 1c, J 76044 (Ch)

 LOCK, Alfred, Leading Seaman (Leading Boatman, Coast Guard), 176950 (Po)

 MARSH, Frederick J, Stoker 1c, K 25507 (Ch)

 MARTIN, Herbert G, Stoker 1c, K 39813 (Ch)

 MCLAREN, Harry, Boy 1c, J 76046 (Ch)

 MEAKIN, Ellis, Stoker 1c, 306582 (Po)

 MILLER, Robert H, Ordinary Seaman, J 56044

 MILLEST, Harry, Able Seaman, 202316 (Po)

 MYERS, John R, Leading Seaman, J 11377 (Ch)

 NEALE, Ernest F, Stoker 1c, K 19123 (Po)

 NEAVE, John, Stoker 1c, K 36517 (Po)

 NEWMAN, John W, Able Seaman, J 31823 (Po)

 PAGE, Alfred C, Stoker 1c, SS 114716 (Po)

 PAUL, John, Able Seaman, SS 4022

 PAYNE, Thomas, Able Seaman, 234604 (Dev)

 PHIPPS, Edward J, Officer's Steward 3c, L 7251 (Po)

 PRITCHARD, Stephen, Chief Stoker, 285152 (Ch)

 REID, Joseph, Able Seaman, J 3592 (Ch)

 REYNOLDS, Harry R, Stoker 1c, 301865 (Ch)

 RODDEN, Edward, Stoker Petty Officer, K 11594 (Po)

 RUDGE, John C, Able Seaman, J 15444 (Po)

 SANDERSON, Robert, Engine Room Artificer 3c, 272199 (Po)

 SANDLES, Traytom F, Stoker 1c (RFR B 7250), SS 102182 (Ch)

 SAYER, Alexander G R, Able Seaman, J 21221

 SCOTT, Clarence, Leading Telegraphist, J 31016 (Po)

 SMART, George B, Able Seaman, J 10414 (Po)

 SMITH, Ernest, Ordinary Seaman, J 56045 (Po)

 SPOONER, Albert W, Stoker 1c (RFR B 5290), SS 105144 (Po)

 THOMSON, Lindsay McC S, Sub Lieutenant

 THORNTHWAITE, Harry M, Ordinary Seaman, J 31852 (Po)

 TOYE, Charles, Able Seaman (RFR B 4206), 195742 (Po)

 TREMEUR, William, Stoker Petty Officer, K 6582 (Po)

 TRIGWELL, Ernest J, Able Seaman, J 40932 (Po)

 WARNER, Frederick A, Lieutenant Commander

 WEARN, Alfred E, Ordinary Seaman, J 67872 (Po)

 WELLER, Henry G, Leading Stoker, K 14136 (Po)

 WHITE, Edward A, Able Seaman, J 13301 (Po)

 WILLIAMS, John, Able Seaman, RNVR, Wales Z 2826

SURVIVORS

 Beason, Charles Robert, Flight Sub Lieutenant, RN

 Brown, Frank Gough, Lieutenant Commander (E), RN

 MacNie, William Randolph, Surgeon Probationer, RNVR

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Hello Patte,

No 3 on your list- Leading Seaman Ernest Edward Henniker- is the brother of my Great Grandmother

Lydia Parker. He was born in Charing Kent on 7/12/1879. He joined the Royal Navy in 1897. He served

on several warships,before joining HMS North  Star on 16/1/1917. Some accounts state that he was 12 years

old when he signed up, but dates don't tie up!

I have posted a couple of times on this forum asking if anyone has a photo with no luck. Did get a photo of

HMS North Star though.

I intend to visit his grave sometime this year

Regards

Geoff

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Hello again Patte,

In my previous post I had assumed you know the fate of the destroyer HMS North Star- she was sunk

by the German shore batteries during the raid on Zeebrugge on 23/4/1918.

The RAF men numbers 4 and 5 on your list were unfortunately killed in a mid-air collision over Zeebrugge

and one, crashed into the sea. Trevor Henshaw in his book The Sky Their Battlefield has Lt G W Graham

flying Sopwith Camel B6389 colliding with 2Lt J H Mesham flying Sopwith Camel D3386 both of 204Sqn.

The RAF man number 10 on your list Sgt H M Partridge was injured by anti-aircraft fire over Ramscappelle

in DH9 D2781.His pilot Sgt R S Gude then decided to head for neutral Holland.Unfortunately Sgt Partridge

died of his wounds,and Sgt Gude was interned in Holland. Once again info from The Sky Their Battlefield

Regards

Geoff

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On ‎19‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 14:52, johnboy said:

From Naval History.net

 

Torrent, sunk (survivor list included)

 ACOTT, Harry M, Petty Officer, 177997 (Ch)

 AYRE, Robert, Stoker 1c, K 41287 (Po)

 BAGSHAW, Alfred W, Able Seaman, 230498 (Po)

 BALL, Leonard, Leading Stoker, SS 110860 (Po)

 BARNES, Alfred, Gunner

 BATT, John B, Ordinary Telegraphist, J 40744 (Po)

 BEDFORD, Asthon P, Stoker 1c, K 4642 (Po)

 BLAINE, Charles, Able Seaman, RNVR, Clyde Z 6826

 BONHAM, Edward, Leading Signalman, 230299 (Dev)

 BOTT, Herbert J, Officer's Steward 2c, L 3087 (Po)

 BRANNIGAN, John R, Signal Boy, J 50417

 BROWN, James H, Stoker 1c, 298461 (Po)

 BYRNE, Erl S F, Ty/Midshipman, RNR

 COOKIE, Edward S, Signalman, J 25870 (Ch)

 CROSS, Arthur E, Engine Room Artificer 3c, M 6424 (Ch)

 DAY, Harry, Stoker Petty Officer, 291083 (Po)

 DENNIS, William, Stoker 1c, K 25508 (Ch)

 DENNISON, Walter, Able Seaman, SS 6323 (Po)

 EATON, Arthur E, Able Seaman, J 9200 (Po)

 GAY, William E, Leading Cook's Mate, M 1779 (Po)

 HARRISON, Douglas W, Ty/Flight Sub Lieutenant

 HEARN, William, Chief Stoker, 290209 (Ch)

 HERBERT, George F, Able Seaman, J 46418 (Po)

 HERRING, Arthur, Chief Engine Room Artificer 2c, 269834

 HIGHET, George, Engine Room Artificer 3c, M 21013 (Po)

 HINDE, Ralph S, Able Seaman, J 13297 (Po)

 HOOPER, Charles S, Stoker Petty Officer, K 5975 (Po)

 HUBBARD, Thomas, Leading Seaman, 218982 (Po)

 HULL, Charles W, Able Seaman, J 18301 (Po)

 JAMES, Harry B, Able Seaman, SS 3707 (Po)

 KENNEDY, Alec N, Act/Lieutenant

 LAWRENCE, Arthur S, Boy 1c, J 76044 (Ch)

 LOCK, Alfred, Leading Seaman (Leading Boatman, Coast Guard), 176950 (Po)

 MARSH, Frederick J, Stoker 1c, K 25507 (Ch)

 MARTIN, Herbert G, Stoker 1c, K 39813 (Ch)

 MCLAREN, Harry, Boy 1c, J 76046 (Ch)

 MEAKIN, Ellis, Stoker 1c, 306582 (Po)

 MILLER, Robert H, Ordinary Seaman, J 56044

 MILLEST, Harry, Able Seaman, 202316 (Po)

 MYERS, John R, Leading Seaman, J 11377 (Ch)

 NEALE, Ernest F, Stoker 1c, K 19123 (Po)

 NEAVE, John, Stoker 1c, K 36517 (Po)

 NEWMAN, John W, Able Seaman, J 31823 (Po)

 PAGE, Alfred C, Stoker 1c, SS 114716 (Po)

 PAUL, John, Able Seaman, SS 4022

 PAYNE, Thomas, Able Seaman, 234604 (Dev)

 PHIPPS, Edward J, Officer's Steward 3c, L 7251 (Po)

 PRITCHARD, Stephen, Chief Stoker, 285152 (Ch)

 REID, Joseph, Able Seaman, J 3592 (Ch)

 REYNOLDS, Harry R, Stoker 1c, 301865 (Ch)

 RODDEN, Edward, Stoker Petty Officer, K 11594 (Po)

 RUDGE, John C, Able Seaman, J 15444 (Po)

 SANDERSON, Robert, Engine Room Artificer 3c, 272199 (Po)

 SANDLES, Traytom F, Stoker 1c (RFR B 7250), SS 102182 (Ch)

 SAYER, Alexander G R, Able Seaman, J 21221

 SCOTT, Clarence, Leading Telegraphist, J 31016 (Po)

 SMART, George B, Able Seaman, J 10414 (Po)

 SMITH, Ernest, Ordinary Seaman, J 56045 (Po)

 SPOONER, Albert W, Stoker 1c (RFR B 5290), SS 105144 (Po)

 THOMSON, Lindsay McC S, Sub Lieutenant

 THORNTHWAITE, Harry M, Ordinary Seaman, J 31852 (Po)

 TOYE, Charles, Able Seaman (RFR B 4206), 195742 (Po)

 TREMEUR, William, Stoker Petty Officer, K 6582 (Po)

 TRIGWELL, Ernest J, Able Seaman, J 40932 (Po)

 WARNER, Frederick A, Lieutenant Commander

 WEARN, Alfred E, Ordinary Seaman, J 67872 (Po)

 WELLER, Henry G, Leading Stoker, K 14136 (Po)

 WHITE, Edward A, Able Seaman, J 13301 (Po)

 WILLIAMS, John, Able Seaman, RNVR, Wales Z 2826

SURVIVORS

 Beason, Charles Robert, Flight Sub Lieutenant, RN

 Brown, Frank Gough, Lieutenant Commander (E), RN

 MacNie, William Randolph, Surgeon Probationer, RNVR

;) Great thank you very much for this list of the Seamans list of H.M.S. Torrent

 

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20 hours ago, sdparker said:

Hello Patte,

No 3 on your list- Leading Seaman Ernest Edward Henniker- is the brother of my Great Grandmother

Lydia Parker. He was born in Charing Kent on 7/12/1879. He joined the Royal Navy in 1897. He served

on several warships,before joining HMS North  Star on 16/1/1917. Some accounts state that he was 12 years

old when he signed up, but dates don't tie up!

I have posted a couple of times on this forum asking if anyone has a photo with no luck. Did get a photo of

HMS North Star though.

I intend to visit his grave sometime this year

Regards

Geoff

Great Geoff,

Thanks for the Intel, the grave of Ernest Edward Henniker is adopted by Philip Vancampo, my co-administrator of our FB-group.  I will let him known your intend and give him your name, so he can send you some pictures of our visit to the grave also in the future.

Is it possible to send me a copy of the photo of HMS North Star and also your mail address, so we can be in touch on a private base and not into a forum.  My mailaccount is : patrick.wwrememberance@gmail.com

 

Looking forward to dig out more about those men and to know you better.

 

Patrick

2 hours ago, sdparker said:

Hello again Patte,

In my previous post I had assumed you know the fate of the destroyer HMS North Star- she was sunk

by the German shore batteries during the raid on Zeebrugge on 23/4/1918.

The RAF men numbers 4 and 5 on your list were unfortunately killed in a mid-air collision over Zeebrugge

and one, crashed into the sea. Trevor Henshaw in his book The Sky Their Battlefield has Lt G W Graham

flying Sopwith Camel B6389 colliding with 2Lt J H Mesham flying Sopwith Camel D3386 both of 204Sqn.

The RAF man number 10 on your list Sgt H M Partridge was injured by anti-aircraft fire over Ramscappelle

in DH9 D2781.His pilot Sgt R S Gude then decided to head for neutral Holland.Unfortunately Sgt Partridge

died of his wounds,and Sgt Gude was interned in Holland. Once again info from The Sky Their Battlefield

Regards

Geoff

 

Great Geoff thanks for the additional intel :-)

 

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Thanks for the replies thas some of you already sent me trough.... for the Moment I've contact with relatives of Lieutenant GRAHAM and Leading Seaman HENNIKER.  Many thanks to all of you.  Further on I've received also a crew list of HMS TORRENT, so I will be able to Commemorate some Unknown Seamen

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