Leading Stoker DAVID BACON of HMS Vanguard died on 9 July 1917. At about 11.20pm HMS Vanguard was destroyed by a series of explosions while at anchor in Scapa Flow in the Orkneys, killing more than 800 of her crew. It is believed that the explosions began in one of the midship magazines.
He was lost at sea and is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Luke’s church, Deptford.
He was 21 years old, the son of Charles and Mary Arm Bacon, of 64. Windmill Lane, Deptford .
Contributed By: Andy Pepper
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