Parks, William James Selmes

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William James Selmes Parks

Rank: 3rd Writer

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Ship: HMS Iron Duke

Brothers: T E Parks & Frederick J Parks

Cousins: William J Grindrod & H R Parks

Uncles: A Brooks & C Brooks

Address: St Leonards

Other Info: “We have been afloat on this ship over 10 weeks. Shall we have Christmas at home? We are having the time of our lives, and are waiting to train our 13.5’s on the German Fleet. Can they face us?”

Additional name and rank information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: October 1914 & November 1917

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Griffith, F

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F Griffith

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Ship: HMS Iron Duke

Address: Eastbourne

Other Info: We have been afloat on this ship over 10 weeks. Shall we have Christmas at home? We are having the time of our lives, and are waiting to train our 13.5’s on the German Fleet. Can they face us?

Published: October 1914

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Rowe, William

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Rowe, William, Waters, Edmund, Selmes Parks, W J & Griffith,

William Rowe

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Ship: HMS Iron Duke

Address: Brighton

Other Info: We have been afloat on this ship over 10 weeks. Shall we have Christmas at home? We are having the time of our lives, and are waiting to train our 13.5’s on the German Fleet. Can they face us?

Published: October 1914

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Waters, Edmund William

Edmund William Waters

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Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Iron Duke

Parents: Mr & Mrs Waters

Address: 21 Waldegrave Street, Hastings

Other Info: We have been afloat on this ship over 10 weeks. Shall we have Christmas at home? We are having the time of our lives, and are waiting to train our 13.5’s on the German Fleet. Can they face us?

Published: October 1914, May 1915 & February 1918

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Honeysett, D D

D D Honeysett

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Rank: Petty Officer

Ship: HMS Iron Duke

Sister: Mrs T H Suggitt

Brother-in-Law: T H Suggitt

Address: 37 Manor Road, Hastings

Published: December 1914

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Pilcher, Sydney

Pilcher

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Ship: HMS Iron Duke

Mother: Mrs Pilcher

Brother: Francis Gordon Pilcher

Address: The Cottage, Val Mascal, Hollington Park, St Leonards

Published: October 1914

Other Info: Their great-grandfather on the father’s side was in the Crimean War at Sevastopol, also in the Indian Mutiny

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