|1. Memorial:||Portsmouth Naval Memorial||Hampshire|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.123|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||23D GQS|
Awards & Titles:
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: HMS Narbrough|
"Mike: http://www.kbrady.com/opaladm.html Enquiry into loss The following information was obtained from (only) survivor (from OPAL) who though suffering from exposure gave intelligent answers to all questions. About 9.30 p.m. on Saturday, 12th January, H.M.S. ""OPAL"" and ""NARBROUGH"" were in company ""OPAL"" leading. There was a thick blizzard on at the time and a heavy following sea. ""OPAL"" struck heavily about three times and shortly after appeared to slide into deep water. Almost immediately after striking ""OPAL"" was pooped by the following sea which filled up her after part and carried away her funnels and mast. After apparently sliding into deeper water her fore part broke off at the break of the forecastle and the remainder foundered in about a quarter of an hour from striking. Directly ""OPAL"" who, Sissons states, had been sounding with sounding machine, struck she blew three blasts on her syren which were answered by ""NARBROUGH"". ""NARBROUGH"" appeared to pass ""OPAL"" on the port quarter, strike heavily and heel well over. Nothing more of ""NARBROUGH"" was seen by the survivor. He states that Captain and Sub-Lieutenant of ""OPAL"" were on the bridge at the time of striking and after striking orders were given to abandon ship. He did not observe any boat manage to get away safely and states that the Carley Floats were launched but owing to sea no one could remain on them. He swam ashore and reached a ledge, with crevices, well sheltered from the wind, with about 50 yards to walk about on. He kept himself alive with shellfish and snow, and at one time managed to scale the cliff to within a few feet of the top but fell back again. He considers that men on deck before the midship gun-platform should have had some chance of saving themselves but can give no information as to anyone from ""NARBROUGH"". "
|Action : Naval Campaign|
Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations where attrition rates are in ones and twos and which do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes Merchant Navy losses.
Petty Officer 1st Clas, HMS Submarine J4 (1917).
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||United Service No. 1428 E.C.||Hampshire & IOW|
28th November 1916
6th January 1917
5th April 1917
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- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley