LOST ON H.M.S. DEFENCE.
A cable message has been received by Mr.Hugh Froude, of Darling Street,.Balmain, that his son, Mortimer Hugh Hamilton, 18 years of age, is "feared lost" on H.M.S. Defence, which took part in the recent naval fight off Jutland. Young Froude was, born in Balmain, and Joined the training ship Tingira four years ago. He was transferred to the Australia about 12 months ago, and was on board that vessel when she took part in the chase after the German raiders which terminated in the Falkland Islands battle. In a letter to his parents some little time ago young Froude said his shipmates were impatient to have a shot at the Germans.