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HMS. Lynx

9th August 1915

Under the command of Cdr John Cole. HMS. Lynx was an Acasta-class destroyer and was assigned to the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla. Its duties were to intercept board and search neutral vessels in order to maintain the British naval blockade of Germany. On the 9th August while on patrol with two other destroyers in Moray Firth she struck a mine which had been laid by the German ship Meteor and sank almost instantly. 70 members of the ships company were killed in the action including her captain Cdr Cole. Four officers and twenty-two ratings survived picked up by SS Vocana later that morning.

AXON, James W G, Stoker 1c, K 3833 (Po)

BALL, Cecil H, Able Seaman, J 7174 (Po)

BALL, Edward, Able Seaman, 228962 (Po)

BARDSLEY, Norman, Able Seaman, 237309 (Po)

BATTRICK, Arthur D, Boy Telegraphist, J 29320 (Po)

BENNETT, Charles W, Stoker Petty Officer, K 6083 (Po)

BISHOP, Alfred J, Stoker Petty Officer, 276265 (Po)

BROWN, George E, Signalman, J 3290

BUCKLAND, William J, Stoker 1c, 305446 (Po)

COLE, John F H, Commander

COOPER, James H, Stoker Petty Officer, 304745 (Po)

EDE, William H, Stoker 1c, 293334 (Po)

FAIRCHILD, Joseph R, Able Seaman, J 10948

FLACK, Reginald J, Stoker 1c, K 18118 (Po)

FORD, Alfred, Able Seaman, J 10526 (Po)

FRAMPTON, Herbert, Stoker 1c, SS 111518 (Po)

GRIFFIN, George W, Able Seaman, 236562 (Po)

GUY, William J, Able Seaman, 227184 (Po)

HAINES, Arthur, Able Seaman, 224327 (Po)

HARMER, Joseph C, Leading Seaman, 234096 (Po)

HEPPLESTON, Harold, Able Seaman, SS 3336 (Po)

HODGES, Arthur C, Stoker Petty Officer, 295941 (Po)

ISAACS, Arthur A A, Able Seaman, 224721 (Po)

KERLEY, William, Stoker 1c, 304771 (Po)

LAMBOURNE, Ernest H, Able Seaman, SS 3398 (Po)

LANGLEY, Harry, Able Seaman, 231369 (Po)

LEGGETT, James, Stoker, RNR, S 3965

LIGHTFOOT, Walter, Able Seaman, SS 3344 (Po)

LOCK, George, Able Seaman, 219675 (Po)

LONGMAN, Alfred G, Able Seaman, J 2228 (Po)

LOWES, John, Act/Leading Stoker, K 3671 (Po)

MALLEY, Arthur S, Able Seaman, SS 3102 (Po)

MCCALLAM, William J, Able Seaman, 223181 (Po)

MCGRAIL, Martin, Stoker, RNR, S 3906

MILLER, George W, Stoker 1c, K 12399

MOORE, John H, Able Seaman, 228391 (Po)

NEIL, Thomas, Chief Petty Officer, 166080 (Po)

PACEY, Thomas, Stoker 1c, 308295 (Po)

PEARSON, Sidney, Stoker 1c, K 12995 (Po)

PHILLIPS, Sidney, Able Seaman, J 4864 (Po)

POOK, Alfred, Leading Seaman, 167404 (Po)

ROSS, Herbert, Able Seaman, 226497 (Po)

SCAMELL, Alfred, Leading Seaman, 196859 (Po)

SEAL, William N, Act/Chief Stoker, 285287 (Po)

SMITH, Harold, Leading Signalman, 217977 (Po)

SNELLING, Harry H, Stoker 1c, SS 112806 (Po)

SPITTLES, Thomas R, Stoker 1c, K 726 (Po)

STAPLETON, Ernest A, Stoker 1c, K 8067 (Po)

STEERE, Archibald G, Able Seaman, J 9420 (Po)

STEVENS, Andrew M, Able Seaman, J 14335 (Po)

STEVENS, Charles, Able Seaman, 217064 (Po)

STIMPSON, Arthur V, Able Seaman, SS 3340 (Po)

STUBBINGTON, David, Able Seaman, 226551 (Po)

TAYLOR, Thomas J, Leading Telegraphist, J 4636 (Po)

THORNBURY, Brian, Lieutenant

TOOLE, Albert, Stoker 1c (RFR B 3953), SS 101995 (Po)

TRICKETT, Robert, Stoker 1c, 291066 (Po)

TROLLOPE, Oliver H, Able Seaman, 190194 (Po)

TURNELL, George, Able Seaman, 206844 (Po)

WARDLE, Alfred, Ordinary Seaman, J 25780 (Po)

WINKWORTH, William, Able Seaman, 224827 (Po)

WITT, Charles H, Engine Room Artificer 4c, 272493 (Po)

YOUNG, Richard P, Stoker 1c, K 9209 (Ch)


Anderson, Robert, Able Seaman, J 6900 (Po)

Bain, F or P, Able Seaman, slightly injured, unable to identify this man

Bassett, Arthur James, Petty Officer, 204302 (Po)

Bewley, Jacob, Engine Room Artificer 1c, 270836 (Po)

Collins, Henry Ernest, Officers' Steward 2c, L 4181 (Ch)

Cook, George Edward, Stoker 1c, K 7321 (Po)

Coulter, William, Chief Stoker RFR A 1711, 154107 (Ch)

Cullen, James Henry, Stoker Petty Officer, 306283 (Po)

Edwards, Joseph William, Stoker Petty Officer, 279781 (Po)

Farmer, William Henry, Stoker 1c, K 15011 (Po)

Hall, Richard, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, M 7856 (Po)

Harvey, Thomas, Yeoman of Signals, 155389 (Po), slightly injured

Hendrick, Patrick, Able Seaman, J 36054 (Po)

Langford-Jones, P, Surgeon Probationer

Lush, Benjamin, Stoker Petty Officer, 306420 (Po)

Main, William George, Stoker Petty Officer, K 2112 (Po)

Paramore, J R, Sub Lieutenant

Reed, Herbert Edwin, Stoker 1c, K 2466 (Po)

Schloegell, J, Gunner

Seddon, F, Engine Room Artificer, RNR, 1473 E A (Po), seriously injured

Simpson, George, Petty Officer, 200263 (Po)

Smith, John Darby, Chief Engine Room Artificer 1c, 268884 (Po)

Thorpe, Frank Ernest, Able Seaman, J 5204, slightly injured

Warwick, Harold, Stoker 1c, K 15237 (Po)

Whitehead, H, Stoker, RNR, 3910 S

Whyham, V, Engineer Lieutenant Commander