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Geoffrey Saxton White
Birth: Jul. 2, 1886
Death: Jan. 28, 1918

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Kent, England, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. On January 28, 1918, off the coast of Dardanelles, Turkey, Lieutenant Commander White was in command of the British submarine HMS E14 when he attacked a Turkish merchant ship. The raid went wrong when one of the torpedoes exploded prematurely, damaging E14 and it was forced to surface where it was bombarded by Turkish coastal artillery. Lieutenant Commander White knew his submarine could not reach the open sea and directed her towards a nearby beach in an effort to save the crew. Only seven of E14's 32 crew managed to escape alive and one of the survivors recalled that Lieutenant Commander White's last words were, 'We are in the hands of God', moments before he was killed by shore gunfire and the submarine went under. For prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on May 23, 1919. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Portsmouth Unitary Authority
Hampshire, England
Plot: Lost at Sea; name is listed at Number 28
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10696612
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