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528 July 1998 8 Navy News
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Navy News Issue Month / Year Page Index
528 July 1998 8 Navy News
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Survivor
recalls
victims
BATTLE of Jutland veteran Jim
Cusick still makes a point of
remembering his old shipmates
who didn't survive the
encounter 82 years ago.
Jim, who is now 102, still lives on
his own and looks after himself in
Yorkshire, doing his own cooking.
He was already 20 years old when
he was serving in HMS Valiant at
Jutland, like Fred Morris manning a
6in gun.
Every year his family try to get
together to commemorate the day.
His daughter, Dorothy King, said:
"I usually make a cake and Dad cuts
it in memory of all his shipmates
who lost their lives that fateful day.
"Up until last year he would wear
his cap, with the HMS Valiant rib-
bon, and salute all his dead com-
rades."
Mrs King said her father could
still recall details of the battle, at
which he sustained damage to his hearing.
"He says: You just got on with the
job - we never thought we would
get out of it alive."

He left the Navy at the end of the
First World War, but still keeps up
to date with the modern Navy
through the pages of Navy News.

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