Stoker James Thornton and friends also served on the Cumberland
May 1, 2012
I came across the letter from Alan Dwyer entitled "Sidney Staines was a stoker onboard HMS Cumberland WW2".
My father was also a Stoker and served on the Cumberland. Like Alan we have lost many pictures, but I do have a picture of My father aboard ship with two other men, who could possibly be Stokers. My problem is that my father served on several ships, and I am not sure whether this photo is from the Cumberland. How can I contact Alan and send him the picture, I am sure he would recognise whether his Uncle is in the photo
James Thornton (left)
James Thornton (center)
I regret I do not have Alan's details, I suggest you contactSam Watson Chairman of the HMS Cumberland
I hope you can assist me. Most of my fathers pictures were lost, we think in the 1974 Brisbane flood, so I would love to find some replacements and at the same time perhaps assist someone else with the few photos I have.
Sorry to be such a nuisance.
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Yes please, send me the photos and we will add them to AHOY.