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HMS Cressy

7, Strange’s Cottages, Alpha Road

History of 7 Alpha Road

1913 Strange’s Cottages

Mrs Soole


Oliver Fred Hinson: Able Seaman 180810, (RFR/CH/B/5073). H.M.S. “Cressy”, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 22 September 1914. Husband of Elizabeth Hinson, of 7, Alpha Rd., Cambridge (living at 57, Garden Walk, Cambridge, when notified of his death). Cressy, together with two of her sister ships, was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-9 on 22 September 1914 with the loss of 560 of her crew.


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