Cannon, James Alfred

Dates:

War Service:
Ordinary Seaman JAMES ALFRED CANNON died on 5 June 1916 when the cruiser HMS Hampshire struck a mine off Marwick Head in the Orkneys. The Hampshire was taking Lord Kitchener, the Secretary of State for War, on a diplomatic mission to Russia.

He was lost at sea and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered in the Book of Remembrance at the church of St Saviour, Forest Hill.

Details:
He was the son of John and Mary Cannon, of 97, Dalmain Rd., Forest Hill.

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