Leading Signalman Peter Lamb

Leading Signalman Peter Lamb, Royal Navy. He died of wounds at Home on 1st June 1916 and is buried in Tweedmouth Cemetery. He had served at H.M.S. “Victory” which was a Shore Base in the Portsmouth area used in the training of recruits. He was a Regular and had suffered his wounds aboard H.M.S. ” Birmingham ” on the 28th August 1914 at the Battle of  Heligoland Bight where three German light cruisers, a destroyer and two torpedo boats were sunk. The ship was a Town Class light cruiser of 5,440 tons and a crew of 433. She sank U-15 on 9th August 1914 and as well as Heligoland she took part in the Battles of Dogger Bank in January 1915 and Jutland on May31st/1st June 1916.  ” Birmingham” is pictured below.

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