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517 August 1997 3 Navy News
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Jutland boy

dies at 96
JUTLAND veteran Wynne
Thomas has died at the age of
96. Mr Thomas, who lived in
Warwickshire was a new rating
on board HMS Warspite when
she was severely damaged in
the clash with the German High
Seas Fleet in 1916.
He joined the Navy as a boy
seaman and by the time he was
16 he had crossed the Atlantic
three times in destroyers. After
World War I he served in the air-
craft carrier HMS Eagle before
retiring from the Service in 1931.
He was for a time Lord Mayor
of Solihull.

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Warspite
Navy News Issue Month / Year Page Index
517 August 1997 34 Navy News
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Wynne Thomas. ex-CERA, served 1916-
31. Jutland veteran (HMS Warspite). Aged
96.
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Warspite