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Remembered With Honour: Rememberance Poppy Leading Seaman, Charles A. E Large

Service Number J/3485(CH)
Regiment Royal Navy
Date Died 24/12/1919
Age 27
Died How?
Died Where? Canada
Known Grave?
UK Memorial
Memorial Abroad HALIFAX (ST. JOHN'S) CEMETERY, P. Naval. S. Q.
Additional Information Served aboard H.M.C.S. "Niobe" (late H.M.S. "Danae"). On the morning of 6 December 1917, a collision took place in the harbour between a Belgian relief ship and a French vessel loaded with ammunition, and in the resulting explosion, half a square mile of the city was destroyed and 1,500 lives were lost. Two hospitals were ruined, and one damaged. Son of James and Gertrude Grace Large, of Brancester, Norfolk, England; husband of Mary E. Large, of 22, Westside Cottages, Cambridge Rd, Walthamstow, London, England.
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