Starting with an amendment to RN records where his DoB was wrongly recorded as 19/09/1892. His correct DoB is 19/09/1893, a year later than
shown, a clerical error. My Paternal Grandfather, born in Lyme Regis 19/09/1892 and moving to Portsmouth and trained as a carpenter where he joined the Royal Navy at the outbreak of WW1. Serving on HMS Galatea until 2/18, we have his written account of the battle of Jutland, interesting reading. Awarded the 3 medals (Pip, Squeak & Wilfred), he was mentioned in dispatches.
He continued to serve after WW1 as a Warrant Shipwright and later as a Commissioned Shipwright in the 1930's. He retired from the Royal Navy at the beginning of WW2 on health grounds but continued working for the Admiralty, finally passing away in 1964.
He once sketched a diagram for me of a platform built over the front turret and described the launching of a Sopwith Pup, a one shot flight in order to counter Zeppelins and spot enemy craft. His workshop at home was kept pristine and woe betide me if I had put any tools back in the wrong place. A man with an eye for detail but good fun.