Joined the Royal Navy and R.F.C. on 29/5/1917; 11 F 27909 R N rating, HMS President (a submarine hunter, launched in 1918 to protect Atlantic convoys, remains moored on London’s Victoria Embankment in 2016). Became an Armoured Crew 1st class, in the Royal Naval Air Service. b 1897 Hathersage. 1911C in Sheffield.