Ernest J Kipling - Navy - Fulwell, Sunderland
DescriptionWEARSIDE JACK TAR'S NOBLE ACTION. Ernest J. Kipling, aged 21 years a seaman on one of the largest British destroyers, who lives at Ivy Cottage, Fulwell, Sunderland, has performed a very courageous and noble action. He witnessed the destruction of the German Warship Blacher, and, later jumped overboard into the ice-cold water to save a wounded and helpless German sailor. Kipling's relatives and friends are, very rightly, extremely proud of his fine heroism, though Kipling himself, like a true British sailor, thinks little of it. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 6th of February 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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