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Bright, C.T., Eng., 1918

Photo: B. Chandler

In Blyth Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave with a private headstone of Artificer Engineer Charles T. Bright, serving with the Royal Navy, who died 15/10/1918.

The headstone reads:

In loving memory of
my darling husband
Charles Thomas Bright
Artificer Engineer R.N.
who lost his life on submarine J 6
Octr. 15th 1918 aged 40 years.
"Love conquers all".

He was one of the 15 sailors killed in the sinking of H.M. S/M J6, on 15th Oct 1918, by Special Service Vessel "Cymric" in a "friendly fire" incident, "Cymric" being No. 101751, a British iron-hulled 228 ton auxiliary-engined topsail schooner or brigantine commanded by Lt. F.H. Peterson, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.

Silent Warriors: Submarine Wrecks of the United Kingdom Vol.1; Ron Young and Pamela Armstrong; Strod; Tempus, 2006. ISBN 0 7524 3876 X, pp.52-59.

Information from Tony Harding

Charles Thomas Bright is remembered on our List of Ships' Crews

The sinking of Submarine J6
The CWGC entry for Artificer Engineer Bright

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk