Thursday, October 23, 2014

Able Seaman Charles Cattaway, Royal Navy

In October 1914, Chailey Parish Magazine notes that Charles Cattaway is serving his King and Country.  In October 1915, further detail is given that Able Seaman C Cattaway is serving aboard HMS Juno.  

Charles Cattaway’s final entry in Chailey’s Parish Magazine appears in November 1916 which repeats the October 1915 information. 

HMS Juno was an Eclipse Class, Second Class Protected Cruiser which was launched in 1897.  Between 1903 and 1905 all ships in this class (with the exception of HMS Eclipse), were re-armed with 11 6 inch guns which replaced the older 6 inch and 4.7 inch armament.

During the First World War, Juno formed part of the 11th Cruiser Squadron, Ireland.  In July 1915 it was stationed in the Persian Gulf and in 1918 in North America and the West Indies.  It was sold for scrap in 1920. 

I have been unable to locate this man’s naval service record at The National Archives in London.

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