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HMS Vanguard 1917 Crew Photos


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Mike,

 

try a PM - personal message - click on jacks' name above and you will see a tab with an envelope icon. Click that and a message screen should open.

 

Best wishes,

 

seaJane

On 12/08/2019 at 16:37, Michael Deadman said:

Hello Jacks

I would really welcome a copy of the newspaper report for George Deadman.  Please let me know how to contact directly. 

Thanks

Mike Deadman 

 

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On 24/03/2019 at 18:19, Tavern Druid said:

Hi

Just come across you post .

There is a picture of John William Woods RMLI number CH/265(S) in a book called

Dartford and the Great War by Gethyn J Rees page 194.

There is no publisher or publication date in the book and the book must now be out of print.

the printers were DWS Print Service Ltd,  but I think they were disloved in 2015 according to Companies House.

Just spotted one on AbeBooks for £48 !!!

 

The picture probaly came from the local Dartford Newspapers.

But these dont seem to be online although BNA are promising to put them online

 

best wishes

David

Update David - I managed to obtain an image from the book of John Williams Woods via a follower on Twitter!  Just the sort of lead I was looking for, with a perfect outcome.  He was the 256th image found.

Many thanks, Wendy

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Apologies to all the queries over the summer - busy times and my notifications were turned off!

 

Update - photos found has now stalled at 277, I am just a few away from one third of the crew being discovered.  I do however have MANY (30+) images of sailors of HMS Vanguard but their names are unknown.  

 

If any one has any questions, please get in contact!

 

Many thanks, Wendy

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On 05/11/2019 at 21:47, WyS said:

Apologies to all the queries over the summer - busy times and my notifications were turned off!

 

Update - photos found has now stalled at 277, I am just a few away from one third of the crew being discovered.  I do however have MANY (30+) images of sailors of HMS Vanguard but their names are unknown.  

 

If any one has any questions, please get in contact!

 

Many thanks, Wendy

Hi Wendy,

 

How pertinent that I found this forum today !

 

My Great Grandfather and his brother both were killed on the Vangaurd, John William Warne and William Harry Warne. 

 

The only pictures I have of them are below, do you happen to have any others ???

 

Many thanks,

 

John.

 

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7 minutes ago, John Warne said:

Hi Wendy,

 

How pertinent that I found this forum today !

 

My Great Grandfather and his brother both were killed on the Vangaurd, John William Warne and William Harry Warne. 

 

The only pictures I have of them are below, do you happen to have any others ???

 

Many thanks,

 

John.

 

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Hi John, thank you for getting in touch! 

I am afraid I don't have any more of John or William, just the same as you have posted here. 

You would be most welcome to join my Facebook page also, where many of the ships relations gather - possibly browse through some of the unknown images. 

 

They are always remembered. 

 

Best wishes, Wendy 

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Hi Wendy

Just came across an article describing your efforts to find photos of all of those killed in the Vanguard disaster.

Would you be able to send me a photo of my husbands Gt Uncle John Duckmanton please?

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5 hours ago, GlennT said:

Hi Wendy

Just came across an article describing your efforts to find photos of all of those killed in the Vanguard disaster.

Would you be able to send me a photo of my husbands Gt Uncle John Duckmanton please?

Hi Glenn and everyone else.  I do indeed have a photo of John Duckmanton.  I have recently created a HMSVANGUARD website where all of the photos found will be catalogued.  You can find his image and history at  https://www.vanguardcrewphotos.org/

 

I hope you find it informative!!  It is an ongoing project, so bear with me - I have over 200 images to upload!

Best wishes, Wendy

 

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Hi, thanks but I already have Jack's image and info... I have over 250 images to post to the website , which will take some time! And I will be doing a special page on Jack. 

 

As a relation of the crew, you may be interested to also join my Facebook page where all the images and information are posted first. There are many of us relatives gathered there! 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/285557418518769/?ref=share

 

Thanks, Wendy 

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As always, keeping up with the research of the crew and history of the ship - even during the Covid lockdown photos have (amazingly) been discovered - total now reaches 292, or almost 35% - there are over 70 images now posted on the website - www.vanguardcrewphotos.org

 

Thanks, Wendy

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Wendy

further to the tv programme on the Vanguard, I have been doing research on the names that are in my village war memorial in Milton, Cambridgeshire. My aim is to find thepeoplebehindthe names so as a village we can remember them We have Harry Lanham listed. 
Harry was a seaman since 1911, and lived in cambridge as a child although he moved to Luton in the 1911 census when he married to Blanche Daisley. Blanche had family in Milton and it is thought that she moved back to her family during the war. 
I would really appreciate the photo you have of Harry for the village to see. 
many thanks

karen

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Hi Karen, thank you for getting in touch...apologies for the delay in replying, things have been hectic after the programme!  

I have now added Harry's history to my website, so you are welcome to use the information there, all I ask is that the site be credited?

 

https://www.vanguardcrewphotos.org/post/harry-lanham-ch-180373-leading-seaman

 

Do you happen to have any close up photographs of his name on any of the memorials, as I would like to add them to the map? 

Harry did join the Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in 1894, he served for almost 22 years, so didn't join in 1911.  He also lived in Chatham with Blanche - the 1911 census mentions Luton as Gordon Road in Chatham was a small road off Luton Road (I hope that helps).

 

If you need anything more, please let me know, 

Wendy

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Wendy so good to hear back from you and your research in Harry Lanham is much appreciated and a great assistance in the memory of this long serving gentleman.

I have attached a photo of the war memorial of his name. 
thanks again. image.jpeg.1f31dc44cc78ba78f1e29d9672b7f5c7.jpeg

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