|Harold James Lamb|
My uncle, Harold James Lamb, trained at the Prince of Wales Sea Training Hostel at Limehouse, circa 1930. He went on to join the Merchant Navy, and sadly was drowned in 1940 when the vessel he was then serving on, Herland, on its way from Methil (Scotland) for London hit a mine, near the Nore light vessel and sank. Sixteen crew (out of thirty four) and two gunners (out of three) were drowned.
I was born in 1949, so I never met my
uncle. However, my dad (a younger brother of Harold) does have memories of
him, including a silly little song that the Limehouse lads apparently
sang, and which Harold would perform for his family when he was home on