Memorial: M1161

Memorial in the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Aldeburgh, Suffolk commemorating Ernest Block, Able Seaman RN, d. 1914


Church of St Peter and St Paul, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England


'Wm E. Block died 13 Feb 1934 aged 77 / Ellen M Block 7 April 1936 aged 69. Also their sons Ernest George drowned at sea on H.M.S. Bulwark, in the Great War 26 Nov. 1914 Arthur (Peter) Block KIA 1939-45 War Frederick C Block'


Vessel: HMS 'Bulwark'


Block, Ernest George
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 26/11/1914
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: HMS 'Bulwark‘ exploded while anchored at Sheerness on the 26th November 1914 following the overheating of cordite charges that had been mistakenly placed adjacent to one of the ship's boiler rooms. Out of 750 souls aboard their were only 12 survivors of the unfortunate event.

Recorder: Rev. William Henry Donnan 1967