To the memory of the Gallant Men of this Town who gave their lives for their Country in the Great War. Horace Hamer. Thomas Joseph. Thomas Howells. Thomas John Bennett. Ernest Walter Harris. Doctor Edward William Sidney Martin. George Lewis. John Stanley Morris. Charles Bernard Price. William Morgan. Gilbert Gwilym Powell. Edwin Trevor Davies. Benjamin Thomas.
Hope that helps. It seems many ‘navy’ personnel were like regular soldiers. There were more navy volunteers than ships available at the start of the war so Churchill ordered they should be used as soldiers, though still kept their naval designation.
I don’t know why that carried on through the war. Perhaps the original intention was that they should resume naval operations when ships were available.
Edited by - nutandboltdarlo on 19/05/2020 20:57:10