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Jack Cornwell VC

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Sunday 5 June 2016

Incorporating Commemorative 100th Battle of Jutland plaque laying.

Detailed Parade Timings for 2016 can be downloaded here.

10am start. 

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Almost every year since 1948 to mark the death of John, known as Jack Cornwell who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross at the age of 16 for gallantry in the face of the enemy this Parade has been held in the East Ham area of London.

He died on 2 June 1916 after he was injured at the gun of HMS Chester during the Battle of Jutland. Although the entire gun crew was dead or wounded, Jack remained standing at his post for more than 15 minutes until the ship retired from action. Jack Cornwell history

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Actual gun Jack manned, on display at the
Imperial War Museum
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Loading end of 5.5" gun, Jack manned at the Battle of Jutland.

 

 

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