1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Ernest Geoffrey Cadle

Contributed by: K Stevens, on 2008-11-13

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First Name Ernest Geoffrey
Surname Cadle
Year of Birth 1898
Year of Death 1915
Regiment Royal Navy
Place of Wartime Residence Durham

Ernest Geoffrey's Story

Ernest was a 16 year old midshipman serving on the cruiser HMS Formidable when it was hit by a torpedo from a German submarine off Start Point, Devonshire. There was a loss of over 500 men.

Ernest is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial in Kent.

His eldest brother served in the army and was killed 3 years later. His mother was my paternal grandmotherÂ’s sister. She must have been devastated to lose her son at such a tender age.

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