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HMS Thunderer 1915


james_harvey
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Hi All

Need some help. Have a group of medals to HMS Thunderer where the my man died by drowning in 6 feb 1915.

Name PO1class Alfred Farrant.

Did something happen to make him drown or could it have been a case of falling overboard.

He was a gunlayer at the time of his death.

Any help greatly appreciated.

James

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James, this the Admiralty casualty record for your man:

FARRANT, ALFRED J., P.O. 1c, 172648, H.M. Battleship, THUNDERER, 06-Feb-15, DROWNING.

He was the only casualty that day on THUNDERER, so it probably was accidental.

Best wishes

David

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Sometimes there is an account of the accident in the ships log, as that would be used at the Court of Enquiry.

ADM 53/63026 THUNDERER 1914 May 10 - 1915 Feb. 28

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Thanks

when i can find the time to get to kew i will look it up.

James

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