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Newly discovered ancestor killed in 1914

Article about: Report on the Sinking of the Cressy, Aboukir and Hogue by Commander Bertram W. L. Nicholson Sir: I have the honour to submit the following report in connection with the sinking of H.M.S. Cre

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    Great stuff Ade !! You have got me interested in looking at my own now

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Paul, thanks! I love it too.

    Turns out the Govt of the day in the 1950's flogged off the salvage rights to a German Company. I never knew this kind of thing ever happened. I always though that War Graves were sacrosanct. It appears that a fair bit of fuss was kicked up last year in the British Press but nothing done in the way of prosecutions to the current two Dutch ships involved. But a lot of Dutch people are unhappy about it too. On one forum someone published pics and details of the boats involved.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Thats a new one to me as well mate i've never heard before that salvage rights to RN Warships had been sold off , thats bloody diabolical !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    There is a Dutch group trying to get legal protection for the wrecks. Please Like on Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/BeschermEenWrak
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    Hi Nick, you never know what you might find!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    In a strange turn of fate, I have now discovered another ancestor, My Great Uncle, served aboard HMS Aboukir from April 3rd 1902 until 15th June 1905. More on him in a new thread.

    Cheers, Ade.
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