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Remembered Today:

HMS Formidable (torpedoed 1.1.1915)


ADNIL

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Hi,

Frederick James North (age 27), Stoker 1st Class, died when HMS Formidable was sunk by German U Boat on 1.1.1915, in Lyme Bay, Dorset.

Does anyone know where we can record a relative, if there is a Royal Navy central site / Database, how they lost their life ?

I am aware of:-

  • The Roll of Honour _ records individuals fallen on local war memorials up and down the country, according to where each person and their family lived.
  • Chanel 4 - Lost Generation.
Thank you - any help is appreciated.

Frederick James North - awarded MEDALS: 1914 - 15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

(please see attached photo)

ADNIL

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Adnil,

Have you got this?

CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL - Kent

Commonwealth War Dead 1914-1918

NORTH, Stoker 1st Class, FREDERICK, 312071. H.M.S. "Formidable". Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in English Channel 1st January 1915. Age 27. Son of James and Annie North, of Church St., Thame, Oxfordshire; husband of Frances Jane North, of Church End, Tempsford, Sandy, Beds. 12.

Kath.

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There is also a book detailing all the casualties from this warship ... "Before the Bell Tolls" if my memory serves me well?

Steve

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Hello Kath,

Thank you kindly for your help... and thank you, I have already seen this, (but relatively only recently).

I did not know the records existed at Kew - so this was a fantastic find for me.

Thank you for verifying the name of Frederick North, born in Thame, Oxon. (much appreciated).

Best regards, good luck with your research...!!

Adnil

Dear Steve,

Thank you for your help...I will try to look up a copy.

Best regards, and good luck with your research!!

Adnil

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Dear Steve,

Thank you for your help...I will try to look up a copy.

Best regards, and good luck with your research!!

Adnil

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thank you very much for your info. Much obliged TO YOU.

ADNIL

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