White, Geoffrey Saxton b. July 2, 1886 d. January 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...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England Plot: Lost at Sea; name is listed at Number 28
Williams, William Charles b. September 15, 1880 d. April 25, 1915 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Stanton Lacy, England, he served as a Able Seaman in the British Royal Navy. During the landing on V Beach Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey, Able Seaman Williams with three other men was assisting an officer from their ship the HMS River Clyde at the work of securing the lighters. He held on to a rope for over an hour, standing chest deep in the sea, under continuous enemy fire. He was eventually dangerously wounded and later killed by a shell fire...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England Plot: No known grave; name is listed at Number 8.