Posted 5 years ago
My Great Grandfather John William Perry he was born in 1887 in London England. We dont know a lot about him, on his marriage cert in 1907 he lists occupation as Ship Builder, and on one of his childrens birth certs in 1914 he,s listed as a Marine Fireman. Apparently the ship above was torpedo,ed twice on the back of the photo it says Dad made it ! Fireman 8 Trimmers No 8 Shovelboys does anyone know what this means ?? and was regular shipping attacked ??The last photo is him at home and cleaned up ! Of his 4 sons 3 went to sea at 15 yrs old and of there sons ( my uncles ) all 3 were at sea by 15 yrs old as well Thankyou for any info you can give .