THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

 

Articles

September 1914

"I SURVIVED THE "LIVE-BAIT" SQUADRON

The "Live-Bait Squadron" was the name given to three elderly cruisers considered extremely vulnerable to attack. Over 1450 men perished when they were sunk by submarine, a number of Dover men amongst them. This is how one fortunate man survived.

account of survival

with grateful thanks to Sam Chidwick

Joseph John Chidwick was the brother of Frank George Chidwick



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