Bertram James Kirkby
Rank: 1st Class Writer
Ship: HMS Hawke
Parents: Mr Charles & Mrs Mary Kirkby
Address: 27 St Georges 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 27 years old with 12 years service in the Navy. Frederick is remembered at the Chatham Naval Memorial on panel 6.
Bertram appears to be recorded on Hastings War memorial as ‘E T Kirby’ – no one of that name appears on the CWGC website.
Published: October 1914
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