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After Part of HMS Vernon, about 1917

PlacePortsmouth Hampshire United Kingdom
Date1917. about
KeywordsWar and Conflict World War One Armed Forces Royal Navy
PhotographerCozens, C
Copyright© Estate of C Cozens

Photographic postcard of the after part of the World War One ship HMS Vernon. The postcard was sent to Bessie Carlyon from Edward Dower around 1917. It is one of eight World War One postcards of ships sent to Bessie Mary Carlyon and Mary Hannah Carlyon from Edward (Eddie) Dower and William Henry Carlyon. Edward was born on 12th March 1893 and the son of Porkellis farmer James Henry Dower. He was Bessie's sweetheart and worked as an engine driver before the War. He trained at HMS Vivid before being stationed on HMS Vernon at Portsmouth and Motor Launch vessel ML47 at Brightlingsea, Essex during the First World War. The couple married in December 1923.