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WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO WERE

KILLED IN ACTION ONE HUNDRED

YEARS AGO TODAY

HMS. Lightning

Under the command of Lt James Cavendish RN, HMS Lightning was an A-class destroyer and was assigned to the Nore Local Defence Flotilla. On the 30 June she was on patrol off the Thames estuary with HMS Vulture, searching for Floating mines when HMS Lightning hit a mine laid by the German submarine UC.1 earlier that morning. 15 ratings were killed in the action Lt James Cavendish survived and would captain H.M.S. Midge at the Battle of Jutland he survived the Great War.

BOLDEN, William, Stoker 1c, SS 111810 (Ch)

BOYD, Vincent W, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, M 7769 (Ch)

BROWN, Francis H, Petty Officer, 184541 (Ch)

CARR, Percy C, Stoker 1c, K 21569 (Ch)

COX, George J, Stoker 1c (RFR B 4143), 277601 (Ch)

DAVEY, Richard, Stoker 1c (RFR B 4234), 277953 (Ch)

DEBELL, Herbert J, Able Seaman (RFR B 10949), 211365 (Ch)

GLADMAN, Edward, Stoker 1c, K 6512 (Ch)

PEACOCK, William, Stoker 1c, SS 109145 (Ch)

PEDERSEN, Lars, Engine Room Artificer 2c, 270857 (Ch)

RUTHERWOOD, James J, Stoker 2c, SS 116101 (Ch)

SOUTH, Albert G, Stoker 1c, 311924 (Ch)

STEWART, Albert E, Stoker 1c, 282246 (Ch)

THACKERAY, Percy L, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, M 11736 (Ch)

WILSON, Thomas H, Act/Leading Stoker, K 4049 (Ch)

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