This talk examines the First World War experiences of Albion Percy Smith whilst serving in HMS Caroline, as recorded by Smith in his personal diaries.
Born in Tunbridge Wells in 1890, he joined the Royal Navy ‘for the duration of hostilities’. As part of Caroline’s very first complement of men, he served as one of Captain Crooke’s personal stewards between December 1914 and March 1917.
Highlights from the diaries include details of a Zeppelin raid in Newcastle in 1915, gun and torpedo practice firing at Scapa, as well as the Battle of Jutland in 1916.
DateThursday, October 4, 2018 - 19:00
Tickets and further information
Booking is required. Tickets £5/Concession £3. Book online now at hmscaroline.co.uk.