Able Seaman Herbert Arthur Mead

HMS Vanguard

Service Number ‘225540’ – Royal Navy, H.M.S. “Vanguard.”

Died on 9th July 1917 aged 32, in an accidental explosion in a magazine on board HMS Vanguard which resulted in the loss of the ship and over 800 of her crew. The ship was anchored at Scapa Flow and is now the site of a protected war grave.

Remembered on Chatham Naval Memorial in United Kingdom

Husband of Minnie Louise Mead of Laindon Common, Billericay.

Also commemorated on the St. Mary Magdalene Memorial, Great Burstead

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