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Percy Dalton 8:59 Thu May 26
Jack Cornwell a true hero
Jack an East End lad was only fifteen years of age received the VC for gallantry in the battle of Jutland 100 years ago.

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Far Cough 8:57 Tue May 31
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Service in memory of Jutland and some documentary on BBC2 now, attended by both English and German service men

Northern Sold 10:19 Fri May 27
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Sorry Cough son... all this chit chat with Gav-BOAT... you are indeed correct

Far Cough 9:57 Fri May 27
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Never call them boats, SHIPS

bruuuno 9:56 Fri May 27
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No mate I will try and find out. He survived I know that. He told my nan "the sea was red with blood".

Northern Sold 9:43 Fri May 27
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You know what boat he was on bruuuno?

bruuuno 7:46 Fri May 27
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Just found out my great grandad fought at the battle of Jutland. I was really humbled and proud when my dad told me, couldn't believe he's never mentioned it before. Good work great grandad bruuuno son

Northern Sold 2:50 Fri May 27
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3612501/Remembered-Grave-16-year-old-hero-won-Victoria-Cross-Battle-Jutland-finally-gets-protected-status-100-years-on.html

Northern Sold 12:01 Fri May 27
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One of the better things you have c&p there Edward son.... excellent read that... didn't have much luck the family did it??


`Eli Cornwell, weakened by trench warfare, succumbed to bronchitis and died in France in 1916. Jack's older stepbrother Arthur was killed in action in 1918.

Lily Cornwell didn't have long to mourn all of her losses. She died destitute in 1919`.

Eddie B 9:59 Fri May 27
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36386665

shim 7:42 Fri May 27
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jutland

shim 7:41 Fri May 27
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_the_Battle_of_Jutland,_1916.svg

shim 7:39 Fri May 27
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Went on holiday to the Jutland coast a few years ago, lovely part of the world, rented a cottage on the beach for a week, beautiful unspoilt beaches, though being Denmark weather can be a gamble, was very good when we went & for those with an interest in military history, as I do, there's loads to see & do....

stomper 7:29 Fri May 27
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So what exactly was the battle of Jutland all about?

HairyHammer 6:57 Fri May 27
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Jack Cornwell a very brave Great Brit, may he R.I.P.

afan 12:55 Fri May 27
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Churchill was responsible for the Norwegian disaster.

Gavros 12:36 Fri May 27
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Thames Ironworks had a number of ships at Jutland. HMS Black Prince got lost one night and stumbled into the German fleet. Now of course resting on the sea bed. Only sank about 50 metres, so advanced divers with plenty of dosh can see it at the right time of year.

Northern Sold 11:58 Thu May 26
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This is it... worth a view... think the BBC have got a similar prog this weekend as well?

http://www.channel4.com/info/press/programme-information/jutland-ww1s-greatest-sea-battle


Of all the clashes between the British and German navies in the 20th Century the Battle of Jutland during the First World war, was the biggest and the deadliest. Britain had more ships and superior firepower. The public expected a walkover. But the outcome of the battle shook the nation to its core.

Thousands of British sailors lost their lives in less than 24 hours. In the recriminations that followed, the truth was distorted. Signatures were forged. Documents were tampered with.

The reputation of the Admiral who led the battle was ruined. Now as the centenary of Jutland approaches his grandson is determined to put that right. Jutland has been plagued by controversy for a hundred years.

Northern Sold 11:48 Thu May 26
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Great bit of TV last week on C4 about clearing Jellicoe's name at Jutland... to be honest I never realised how many ships we bloody lost there... seems like Beatty had a bit of the Lucans (Charge of the light brigade) about him...

Percy Dalton 11:43 Thu May 26
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Not sure about burials but they still have a crematorium.

Spandex Sidney 10:38 Thu May 26
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My great grandparents are buried near him over Manor Park. Didn't know they still buried people there!

Percy Dalton 9:59 Thu May 26
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I had to attend a funeral recently at Manor Park cemetery, his memorial is at the entrance just as you go in on the right hand side. You just can't imagine what they went through then.Certainty a different breed in them days.RIP.

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