Crew Details

PO/15838, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry
HMS Good Hope

Jack was born in Deal, Kent on 11 March 1893, the son of Samuel Cresswell, a serving Royal Marine, and Mary Ann.

He enlisted at Southampton on 28 Novemebr 1910, age 17 years and 8 months. He served at Deal and Portsmouth where he received his basic training. He then served on HMS Black Prince, HMS Ariadne, and HMS Terrible before joining HMS Good Hope in December 1913.

Details supplied by Kate Penrith (Great-niece of Jack)