Cannon, James Alfred


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.

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

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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