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|Charles Clifford Massey
WENT DOWN WITH THE BLACK PRINCE
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Massey, 68, Park-road, Willaston, have received official notification that their second son, Charles Clifford Massey, was among the crew of the Black Prince who went down with the vessel in the North Sea fight. Massey was one of the electrical artificers, and had seen a good deal of service since he joined the Navy, nearly three years ago. He was educated at the Willaston Council School, served his apprenticeship in the electrical department of the L and N.W. Railway at Crewe, and for a time was with the Marconi Co. at Chelmsford, and later with a Glasgow firm. He was a young man of great promise, and at the time the war broke out was studying the higher technique of his work at one of the London colleges. He was 21 years of age and married, his wife being a Miss Hammersley of Nantwich. He has a daughter, who was born while he was at sea, and whom he had never seen.
Mr Massey, snr, who is in the railway telegraph department at Crewe Station, is a well known member of the Willaston Parish Council. He has two other sons serving in the Army.
|Nantwich Guardian 9 June 1916
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