John William Crouch
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Ship: HMS Hawke
Parents: Mr & Mrs Crouch
Address: 146 Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings
Other Info: Was one of 524 officers and men that went down with HMS Hawke when it was sunk by German submarine U9 on 15th October 1914. He was 19 years old. Before the war he was a butcher at Messrs Hickman’s shop in Robertson Street. His Great Grandfather was Mayor of Hastings 8 times. John is remembered at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 7.
Published: October 1914
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