Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of Bridgnorth, Shropshire, who died during the two World Wars.
AR MATE J. E. TODD ------------------ Born: Q3 1891 Bridgnorth RD John Ernest Todd [GRO] Bapt St Mary M, 14 Aug 1891. Parents William & Annie. John Ernest Todd, Born Bridgnorth. Father William Todd (30, Team Owner [b.1860/1] Bridgnorth) [1891 census] 1901: 24 Underhill Street, Bridgnorth: living with mother, Annie (Wife, M, 39 [b. 1861/2], Cressage) at 24 Underhill St., Bridgnorth. 1911: living (along with brother? William Edward Todd) as boarders in Cleethorps, Lincolnshire. Occupation (1911) Motor Mechanic / Steam trawler, Owner / Worker Rank: Armourer's Crew, Service No: M/5438 (Po) HMS Invincible. Born 1 June 1891 Son of Annie Todd of 5, New Road, Bridgnorth, Salop Died 25 April 1916, age 24. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action. Body not recovered for burial. Drowned in collision of ship. TODD, JOHN ERNEST Rank: Armourer's Crew Service No: M/5438 Date of Death: 25/04/1916 Age: 24 Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. "Invincible." Panel Reference 20. Memorial PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Additional Information: Son of Annie Todd, of 5, New Rd., Bridgnorth, Salop. UK, Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919 about John Ernest Todd Name: John Ernest Todd Rank: Armr Crew Birth Date: 1 Jun 1891 Birth Place: Bridgenorth, Shropshire Branch of Service: Royal Navy Cause of Death: Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action Official Number Port Division: M.5438. (Po) Death Date: 25 Apr 1916 Ship or Unit: HMS Invincible Location of Grave: Not recorded Name and Address of Cemetery: Body Not Recovered For Burial Relatives Notified and Address: Mother: Annie 5 New Road, Birdgnorth, Shropshire BJ: 6 May 1916: Killed in action - John Ernest Todd, age 24, of 5 New Road. [From Wikipedia] HMS Invincible was rammed in heavy weather by HMY GOISSA at 11:07 24/5 April 1916. Invincible's side was partly stoved-in. She was under repair at Rosyth 'til 22 May and was sunk with nearly all hands during the Battle of Jutland on 30th May. [From Wrecksite] HMY GOISSA was mined and sank in the Dardanelles [while mine clearing?] 15 Nov 1918.
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