Peter Banks' uncle

PBanksP15010121.jpg
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Title

Peter Banks' uncle
The sinking of HMS Hostile

Description

Left is a head and shoulders image of a man in Navy uniform looking right. His band read H M Submarines. Caption 'Jimmy, The brother'.

On the right a head and shoulders image of a man in Navy uniform looking half left . Hat band read HMS Rochester. Caption 'Henry'.

Underneath three newspaper cuttings reporting the sinking of H M Destroyer Hostile, some details concerning the ship and an obituary for Able-Seaman Henry G Cordy.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

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Format

Two b/w photographs and three newspaper cuttings mounted on an album page

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Identifier

PBanksP15010120, PBanksP15010121

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Transcription

[photograph]
JIMMY
[photograph]
HENRY
THE BROTHER

MINE SINKS A DESTROYER
H.M. DESTROYER Hostile has been sunk by an enemy mine, the Admiralty announced last night.
The Hostile was commanded by Lieutenant Commander A. F. Bunnell-Nugent, D.S.C., R.N.
Next-of-Kin of casualties have been informed.
Lieutenant-Commander Burnell-

H.M.. Hostile was one of the vessels of the Second Destroyer Flotilla which took part in the memorable attack on Narvik in April last.
The Hostile was the first of the “H” class destroyers built under the 1934 programme, and was commissioned in 1936.
Her complement comprised 145 officers and ratings.

ABLE-SEAMAN H. G. CORDY. – Much sympathy is extended to Police-constable Cordy, of Feltwell. He received a letter from his son Henry last week after having had no news of him for some time. then on Saturday came a telegram from the Admiralty announcing that the boy, Able-Seaman Henry G. Cordy, had been killed by enemy action while serving with H.M.S. Hostile. Henry was nearly 21 years of age. This is the fourth bereavement in the family within five years. Mr. Cordy has another son in the Navy and another in the army.
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[photograph]
JIMMY
Peter Banks uncles.
[photograph]
HENRY
THE BROTHER

MINE SINKS A DESTROYER
H.M. DESTROYER Hostile has been sunk by an enemy mine, the Admiralty announced last night.
The Hostile was commanded by Lieutenant Commander A. F. Bunnell-Nugent, D.S.C., R.N.
Next-of-Kin of casualties have been informed.
Lieutenant-Commander Burnell-

H.M.. Hostile was one of the vessels of the Second Destroyer Flotilla which took part in the memorable attack on Narvik in April last.
The Hostile was the first of the “H” class destroyers built under the 1934 programme, and was commissioned in 1936.
Her complement comprised 145 officers and ratings.

ABLE-SEAMAN H. G. CORDY. – Much sympathy is extended to Police-constable Cordy, of Feltwell. He received a letter from his son Henry last week after having had no news of him for some time. then on Saturday came a telegram from the Admiralty announcing that the boy, Able-Seaman Henry G. Cordy, had been killed by enemy action while serving with H.M.S. Hostile. Henry was nearly 21 years of age. This is the fourth bereavement in the family within five years. Mr. Cordy has another son in the Navy and another in the army.

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“Peter Banks' uncle,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 13, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/1645.

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