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Old 17-12-2007, 00:40
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Default HMS Cornwall:1926-1942

I am interested in any information I can find on my Uncle who was on HMS Cornwall and was KIA. His name is Sidney John Gore. I have some photos of him onboard HMS Cornwall with colleagues, if these are of any interest to someone.
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Old 17-12-2007, 22:39
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Hi Linda

Petty Officer Sidney John Gore - Service Number C/J 114038 KIA 5 April 1942 HMS CORNWALL. If you do not have your uncle's service record details his legal next of kin can apply for details held by the Navy by contacting:

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If release of records is granted there will be a charge applied.

The range of files held by The National Archive relating to HMS CORNWALL can be at viewed at;

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/c...7&image1.y =8

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Old 20-12-2007, 21:42
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I would like to find any information on my dads ship HMS Cornwall which was sunk in company with HMS Dorsetshire in 1942. My dad was a Royal Marine his name was Peter Edgar Wheeler, He was from Surrey. He passed away many years ago & my brother & I would love to find some photos of Cornwalls crew particularly her RM compliment.
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Old 20-12-2007, 22:03
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I'm a new member looking for info & photos of my dads old Ship HMS Cornwall.
I'm an ex crab (22 yrs) I've posted the subject in another forum so please pardon a bit of doubling up ! Dad was aboard the Cornwall when she was sunk in 1942, He was a Royal Marine & escaped from the shell handling room of one of her turrets he spent about 18 hours in the Indian ocean prior to rescue. My brother & I would love to find crew photos & particularly some of Cornwalls RM compliment. His name was Peter Edgar Wheeler, he was from Surrey. He sadly passed away many years ago.
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Old 20-12-2007, 22:23
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Service history for Cornwall at:-
http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chr...A-Cornwall.htm
casualties at:- http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1...m#cornwalllost (5th April, 1942)

and Dorsetshire service history at:-
http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chr...orsetshire.htm
casualties at:-
http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1...orsetshirelost

Campaign daily diary at:-
http://www.naval-history.net/WW2Camp...ndianOcean.htm

Hope this is of use. Gets you started.

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Old 22-12-2007, 11:13
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Stewart,
Thank you very much.
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Old 22-12-2007, 11:26
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Linda,
Re photos of crew members of HMS Cornwall. I am interested in any photos of the crew as my dad was a survivor of the sinking. He passed away many years ago but I have vivid memories of his nightmares of the event.
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Old 22-12-2007, 20:37
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Here's a bit more for you Roger if it is of any use.
Pic 4 was taken before the hangars were added.
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Old 25-12-2007, 09:51
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Bob, Thanks very much for the pics, Much appreciated.
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Old 10-04-2008, 14:23
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For any ex Royal Marines. See attached photo of my dads recruit entry, He's in the front row extreme left. his name was Peter Edgar Wheeler. I can't give any dates as this photo only came to light recently.
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Old 10-04-2008, 23:01
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Roger, when the CORNWALL was sunk 196 of her crew lost their lives, including 21 Marines.
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Old 02-05-2008, 13:27
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I am new to this so bear with me. I found it hard to submit a new post so I apologise for adding to this one.

My late father served on HMS Suffolk and there is a thriving HMS SUFFOLK ASSOCIATION for shipmates, family and friends. Due to dwindling numbers I wonder if some benefit might be gained from contact with similar Associations of the other County Class Cruisers and yet how to contact them ? I would be interested to learn how I might do this ?

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Old 02-05-2008, 17:24
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Robert

A starting point would be to Google the names of the ships followed by the word 'Association' e.g. HMS Norfolk Association, and see what comes up.

Or, if you go to these pages and scroll down a bit, you will find contact details for a few of the ships Associations.


http://www.burmastar.org.uk/associations.htm

http://www.angelfire.com/ri/georgev/...nizations.html

Good Luck...John
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Old 09-10-2008, 13:02
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Roger, here's a great photo of Hms Cornwall, you'll notice a good few marines are also lining the decks for this paying off photo.

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Old 09-10-2008, 16:58
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Just as a matter of interest here are a few photographs concerning the Cornwall.

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Great pics of Cornwall Bob, dressed overall in 1928 and the Royal Marine Band photos were taken at England Square, Bahia, Brazil in May 1928. The paint ship photo was also taken in 1928, off Rio.
Alan's photo of her, with the RM guard and band on the quarterdeck was taken a little later, in 1936.
Not sure when this photo was taken, but it shows her main armament undergoing practice firing.
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Old 21-06-2010, 19:46
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"I am interested in any information I can find on my Uncle who was on HMS Cornwall and was KIA. His name is Sidney John Gore. I have some photos of him onboard HMS Cornwall with colleagues, if these are of any interest to someone."


Hi Linda
my late father JOHN GEORGE MALCOLM was on HMS Cornwall and thankfully he survived the sinking in
April 42. He never spoke much about the sinking only that it the sinking, was very swift and deadly. God bless your uncle and all the brave men who went through that day from HMS Cornwall & Dorsetshire. I have some photos also would love to share them with you.perhaps your uncle is on one with my dad!!
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Default HMS CORNWALL 1935 -Turret Awnings.

The photo below is of CORNWALL and HERMES at Singapore in 1935. Notice the awnings over CORNWALL's turrets. I have never seen these in a photo before. I suppose they were to reduce the heat for the poor blokes working in the turrets. Were they in common use?
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Old 31-01-2011, 21:30
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Looking at her from that angle you wouldn't think she was this long!

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Given it was during the hot season, when temperatures would have been 100+F-I would have thought that awnings would have been a pre-requisite as you say; for the relief of crew members working in the turrets.

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In old photos of capital ships the whole of the upper deck seems to be covered in canvas awnings in the tropics. Given the huge bulk of these awnings where were they stowed?. Were they kept in dockyards and distributed to ships as required, or were they stored onboard. How were they put up ?. was it a huge evolution or a well oiled task?. I'm really curious.
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I am interested in any information I can find on my Uncle who was on HMS Cornwall and was KIA. His name is Sidney John Gore. I have some photos of him onboard HMS Cornwall with colleagues, if these are of any interest to someone.
My Uncle was also on the Cornwall, Leading Stoker Denis Galliers, I have no photos maybe you could e-mail one or two in case by chance he is on one. my address is abberley1@sky.com. Thanks
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Old 05-12-2011, 22:16
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Here is a higher resolution picture of one I posted some time ago.

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Some of my fathers photographs of his trip to China Station on HMS Cornwall 1928 have become mixed with others in a box trying to sort them into his album is difficult as not sure of the details hope you can help

top two photos is this the HMS Cornwall with aircraft launching runway ?
photo 3 is from the album showing an aircraft being recovered and titled
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photo 4 any info on this not sure of location or if related to this journey
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