HMS Queen Mary
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Aug. 27, 2016

I came across the website by chance when researching a member of my family tree. He was Lewin Raymond Leading Stoker PO 304206. I found out he died in action on the Queen Mary at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. I confess up until this point I had never really taken in the history of the event until I found out a family member had been lost there and his body was never recovered. I would like to thank you for the information and pictures on the website that have given people like me further insight, and inspired me to look for more information and the written accounts of the very few who survived. How tragic to think that maybe more could have been saved.

Stephanie Stewart

June 17, 2016

I have just discovered your site today and wondered if you could help. My nans eldest brother was on the HMS Queen Mary, his name was George Carter and was 24 years old and from the Islington area of London. I believe he was a stoker upon this ship. Please could you tell me if all of those who perished would have received any kind of military honour and what it would have looked like. I know from my family my nan was very young and that it had extremely hard for her dad (George's father) and that although he had many children, he struggled to come to terms with the loss of his son. If there had been any kind of honour, is there anyway of finding out if this had been passed to his family. I hope you can help me find my answers and I plan to visit the Portsmouth memorial.

Paul Turner
Bassingbourn, Hertfordshire, U.K.

May 31, 2016

I have just seen the report on illegal salvage of the Queen Mary on the One Show. I am especially angry and disgusted at this vandalism and theft as I am the great-niece of a stoker on the Queen Mary, Jack Funnell whose remains still lie there. Jack was the son of a village blacksmith in Ringmer and was a great favourite of the family.

Val Moss

May 31, 2016

Only a few days ago I was told by my 91 year old father that his Grandfather died on board the Queen Mary. I have been reading up on the sad fate of the ship and so many lives lost. I have felt very emotional about the sacrifice made by so many. I believe my Great Grandfather was a chief stoker and called James Fagence although I have seen in some records the name has been miss-spelt slightly. I am personally appalled that the resting place of the ship should be disturbed and should be left alone.

Leslie Fagence-Lewis

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