Leading Seaman George William Stringer, R.N.

I look after the Rolls of Honour for Bell Ringers that died during WWI and WWII, one you might be interested in was a Bell Ringer at Burgess Hill, Sussex. With the help of a family historian I have put together a little bio:

Leading Seaman George William Stringer
, Burgess Hill, Sussex County Association. Born 11/11/1892, died 21/07/1917 age 24. Royal Navy H.M.S/M. "C34." Service No. J/7837. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England, Panel 24. Son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Stringer of 10 Church Road, Burgess Hill, Sussex. After joining the Royal Navy he served on HMS Dreadnought from 06/11/1912 until 10/10/1915. He later transferred to the Submarine HMS C34. He died with all but one of the crew when C34 was torpedoed, while on the surface, off the Shetland Islands, by the German submarine U-52. Born: Clayton, Sussex. Joined the Royal Navy 11/11/1910.

Resided: He was in Clayton, Sussex in 1901 and is recorded as having been in the East China seas in 1911. Showing below is a photograph of him is in the ringing room at Burgess Hill. On or close to the centenary of his death there will be some ringing undertaken at Burgess Hill. Hope that is of interest.

Alan Regin
(Photo courtesy of Alan Seymour)

Page published May 22, 2017