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The diary of Petty Officer Ernest Cobb and the shipwreck of HMS Raleigh 1921-2

Posted by Ian Cleland, on July 10th, 2017

Ernest Arthur Cobb (1887 – 1948) was from a Kentish family with a tradition of Royal Navy service. He volunteered on 12 June 1903 still aged fifteen having falsified his date of birth in order to qualify by backdating his birthday to April 1887 though in fact it had been in December that year (24th). He saw service... Become A Member

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