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Deck Hand A J Spink


chrisharley9

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To be honest I have never had so many seamen on the same war memorial. I would be grateful for any info on the casualty or vessel

Name: SPINK, ARTHUR JAMES

Initials: A J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Deck Hand

Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve

Unit Text: H.M. Trawler "Amy."

Date of Death: 11/04/1917

Service No: 7693DA

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 26.

Cemetery: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

All The Best

Chris

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Chris,

Looks like you've run across a bunch of fishermen that mannned trawlers and drifters taken into naval service and lost while minesweeping.

Amy was a 270 ton trawler in naval service lost on one of UC 26's mines off Le Havre.

Best wishes,

Michael

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Hello

AMY was lost with her skipper, RNR, and eight RNR ratings, including Spink.

All best

don

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Thanks for the answers - its the Mutford village war memorial about 5 miles from Lowestoft - 8 of the 11 Great War Names are RNR

All The Best

Chris

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HM Trawler AMY, of 223 tons launched 1905, Port No FD39 ( Fleetwood registered), Admiralty No 334, requisitioned August 1914 for Minesweeping duties, lost by mine 11th April 1917 off Le Havre.

Aye

Malcolm

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Malcolm

Many thanks

All The Best

Chris

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