This is a photograph taken of a group of Lewismen who served on board the battlecruiser HMS Invincible when she was sunk at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916.
They all perished when a shell from the German battlecruiser SMS Derfflinger burst through the Invincible’s Q-turret.
The flash went down to the magazine, which immediately exploded, causing the the ship to blow up and sink in a cloud of smoke, breaking in half and leaving the bow and the stern standing in the water like gravestones, marking the spot where over 1000 men lost their lives.
There were at least twelve Lewismen on board the HMS Invincible when she was sunk at the Battle of Jutland on the 31st of May, 1916.
|McRitchie, Finlay||McLeod, Norman||McLean, Angus||Smith, Donald||Macsween, Allan|
|Graham, Angus||Morrison, Donald||Murray, Murdo||McLeod, John|