Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

Youngest official casualty


Coldstreamer
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello

Just see a HMS Indefatigable casualty (jutland sinking) medal on Ebay to a 14 boy.

Made me wonder who was the youngest casualty ?

Ian

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Made me wonder who was the youngest casualty ?

It is supposedely Pte J Condon Royal Irish Rifles. It is claimed that he was 14 but there is quite a bit of controversy about this.

There has been a lot of discussion about this young man before and a quick search will bring this info up.

Regards

Anthony

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello

its seems then that this one is a very rare medal

Ian

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On the CWGC website, Pte. Reginald Giles, 1st Glosters (k.i.a. August 20th, 1916) is listed as being aged 14. The SDGW lists him as being born at Cirencester, Glos., but in the 1901 Census, there is a Cirencester-born Reginald Giles aged 5. If the two are the same, then the latter is almost certainly correct, therefore Giles was actually 20.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did the e-bay item claim the boy's age as 14 - CWGC gives his age as 17 years - J33615 E Munday, Boy RN

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello

It was me being thick - 14 is the grave number :lol::lol:

Still, a nice Jutland casualty to a boy sailor

Ian

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...