Lewis Walter Thomas Cork
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- Ramsgate? - c 1895
- At sea - 9 July 1917
- Served in
- Royal Navy
- 224 Balaam Street, Plaistow
Lewis Walter Thomas' story
Served on the HMS Vanguard, which took part in the Battle of Jutland withouth suffering any damage or casualties. But her service was cut short when she blew up at Scapa Flow on the 9th July 1917. From her crew of 823 , 804 were killed.
In terms of loss of life, the destruction of the Vanguard remains the most catastrophic accidental explosion in the history of the UK, and one of the worst accidental losses of the Royal Navy.
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