Charles Whitehead, HMS Iron Duke c1915

t14918The sailor in the center of the photograph is my great grandfather Charles Whitehead. In 1915 he was living at 6 Denmark Street, Thornaby-On-Tees. From 1915 to 1919 he served as a stoker on the battleship HMS Iron Duke. He was at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May/1 June 1916. The other sailors are George whitehead (no relation), right and Paddy Roy ?, left.

Photograph and details courtesy of Martin Dunnill.

2 thoughts on “Charles Whitehead, HMS Iron Duke c1915

  1. My grandfather Jack Leitch b 1898 Stockton was at Jutland on HMS Hercules in 1917 he was on HMS Iron Duke. 2 Stockton Boys together


  2. My grandfather was one of the fortunate ones. During the Battle of Jutland 6,097 British sailors and 2,551 German lost their lives.


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