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30 Apr 1889
Nottingham
He was the son of Thomas Murden and Harriet Ellis. They lived at 26 Crown Street, Blue Bell Hill, Nottingham.
22 Sep 1914
28
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Stoker
HMS Cressy Royal Navy
(RFR/CH/B/9481). On September 22nd 1914 in the North Sea, the German submarine U9 (Cdr Otto Weddigen) sighted Cressy, Aboukir and Hogue. Aboukir was hit by a torpedo and rolled over within half an hour of the attack. HMS Hogue was picking up survivors when she was hit by two torpedoes, sinking within 10 minutes. HMS Cressy had stopped to pick up survivors, and got underway before she was hit by a torpedo and damaged. Shortly afterwards, a second torpedo hit her and she sank within 15 minutes. 837 men were rescued but 1459 men were killed. John Thomas has no known grave and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.
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