HMS C-16
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Apr. 29, 2016

Some time ago I found the other man drowned on the C-16 Submarine. At the time you asked me if I could find his tomb. I have only now found the grave at Ashburton Devon. The headstone has been moved from its original position. The photo is attached to this E-mail and hope you find it interesting. Frederic's brother Bertram was killed and buried Mount Huon cemetery France.

Glyn Hosgood


June 10, 2011

My wife is first cousin once removed of Samuel Anderson, mate of Submarine C16. At the time of the accident Samuel's wife, Alice Gertrude Dyason, was not told by the Navy how he had died as they apparently wanted to keep it quiet. The "official" cause of death given in the unveiling ceremony booklet for Sheerness War Memorial in 1922 was "died of meningitis in hospital". Samuel is buried in Halfway Cemetery, Isle of Sheppey with his brother in law, James Nash Dyason, RGA and share a rare War Graves Commission headstone with both the Royal Navy & Royal Artillery emblems.

Ray Thackrah


Apr. 19, 2009

I tried to give you the information last year of the seaman you could not find. For some reason the E-mail could not be sent. I now see Frederick Cowls is now included in your update of the Roll of Honour. I have read that all the seamen were buried near Harwich which is incorrect, Frederick is buried with his father in Ashburton Churchyard, Devon. I am his niece Mary (nee) Cowls. I hope this information is of some use.

Mary Hosgood

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