1. Memorial:Chatham Naval Memorial10 Kent
2. Book:The Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918

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At the start of the First World War Hermes was once again converted to a seaplane tender, delaying her re-entry to service until 31 August 1914. She was then part of the Nore Command and used to ferry aircraft to France. On 30 October she arrived at Dunkirk with one load of seaplanes. The next morning she set out on the return journey. She was then recalled because a German submarine was known to be in the area, but before the order could be obeyed, she was torpedoed by U-27 off Ruylingen Bank in the Straits of Dover. She sank with the loss of 22 of her crew, one of whom was George ROBERTSON. He was an Officers Steward but the Masonic Roll of Honour 1921 listed him as a Midshipman.

Family :

Son of William and Fanny Robertson, of Portsmouth.

Military :


Unit :HMS Hermes 
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Action :Naval Campaign 

Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations that do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes all Merchant Navy losses.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Prince Edward of Saxe Weimar No. 1903 E.C.Hampshire & IOW


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