Friday, April 28, 2006

Bacton: Charles Ernest 1892-1916, son of Charles.

Charles died when a stoker on the Queen Mary.

"The Queen Mary, a 28, 000-ton ship blew up after being struck by a salvo of shells abreast of one of her turrets. The ship seemed to collapse inwards, the masts and funnels falling together, the side of the ship being blown outwards, and the armoured roofs of the turrets being hurled 100 feet high, in the wink of an eyelid 57 officers and 1,209 men had gone to their deaths."
From "Endless Story" by Captain Henry Taprell
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