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Second Hand A Sharman


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Can any pal please help with any details of the vessel or this sailor for some research on the village war memorial (Mutford, Suffolk)

Name: SHARMAN, ARTHUR

Initials: A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Hand

Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve

Unit Text: H.M. Drifter "Lindsell."

Date of Death: 03/09/1914

Service No: 253SA

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 8.

Cemetery: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

All The Best

Chris

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Also found this bloke from the same vessel

Name: BAKER, ARTHUR

Initials: A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Deck Hand

Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve

Unit Text: H.M. Drifter "Lindsell."

Date of Death: 03/09/1914

Service No: 905DA

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 8.

Cemetery: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

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a 3rd member of the same crew

Name: SHARMAN, BERTIE WILLIAM

Initials: B W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Engineman

Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve

Unit Text: H.M. Drifter "Lindsell."

Age: 27

Date of Death: 03/09/1914

Service No: 477ES

Additional information: Son of A. Sharman, of Carlton, Colville, Lowestoft; husband of Mabel Frances Sharman, of 638, London Rd., South Lowestoft.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 8.

Cemetery: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

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Hi,

Loss of Drifter No 224 (LINDSELL) 3rd September 1914 - crew apparently 11 (5 killed) - ADM 137/3108

The next day SPEEDY was in company with three drifters. Intending to sweep under the previously-shot nets, the gunboat held one end of the sweep-wire, with LINDSELL holding the other. WISHFUL and ACHIEVABLE were providing extra power by towing LINDSELL. At 11.00 and after an hour’s toil LINDSELL struck a mine aft, suffering similarly to EYRIE. The gunboat sent away her lifeboats for survivors. At 11.15 SPEEDY too was mined, losing most of her after-end. Inevitably, fifty minutes later she too slipped-away: but not before a disciplined abandonment. While the behaviour of some was complimented on, a number of the drifters anchored about four miles away refused to close when ordered: merely launching their pulling-boats. Five skippers were censured. Apart from the material losses, twelve men were killed, and at least three injured (two badly). Had the weather been worse, the casualty-rate may well have been far higher. The minesweeping-gunboat SPANKER in the vicinity, ferried the wounded to Grimsby. Her wireless failed, due to blast.

from here: http://www.barnettresearch.freeserve.co.uk/minesweep.htm

Cheers

Jim

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Jim

many thanks for that

All The Best

Chris

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Hello

A Skipper, RNR, and four ratings, RNR, were lost in LINDSELL.

A Skipper, RNR, and five ratings, RNR, were lost in EYRIE.

One rating was lost in SPEEDY.

All best

don

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Thanks Don

All The Best

Chris

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