HMS Falcon

HMS Falcon

On 28 October 1914, HMS Falcon, while on anti-submarine patrol off the Belgian coast with HMS Syren came under heavy accurate artillery fire from the Westende battery. She remained on station and returned fire until hit by an 8-inch shell which killed 8 personnel including her commanding officer. She was brought into Dunkirk and repaired. She was awarded the battle honour "Belgian Coast 1914 – 17" for her service. This community tries to bring together those on died on board this ship as a result of this incident. More information about HMS Falcon may be found at the Wikipedia page about her. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Falcon_(1899)

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  • Profile picture for William Skye

    Born 1890

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 237097 Able Seaman H.M.S. "Falcon"

  • Profile picture for Harry Hedges

    Born 1892

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy J5431 Able Seaman HMS Falcon

  • Profile picture for William Heathcote Gee

    Born 1890

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy SS113658 Stoker 1st Class H.M.S. "Falcon"

  • Born 1885

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy Lieutenant

    Royal Navy Lieutenant HMS Falcon

  • Profile picture for Charles Arthur Beaney

    Born 1876

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 282405 Petty Officer Stoker HMS Falcon

  • Profile picture for Ralph Nutt

    Born 1888

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 233798 Able Seaman HMS Falcon

  • Profile picture for Alfred Edward Vidler

    Born 1889

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 234498 Able Seaman HMS Falcon

  • Profile picture for Adolphus Charles Sutherland

    Born 1889

    Died 1914

    Able Seaman

    Royal Navy 235634 Able Seaman H.M.S. Falcon