Able Seaman Alexander Yewman  Service number J/21237  royal navy

Service Royal Navy

Date of birth 5th August 1898

Date of death 17th September 1918

Age at death 21 years


His Story

Alexander Yewman,  born in Bethnal Green in 1897 to  George and Emma Yewman. Alexander joined the Royal Navy and can be found on HMS Ganges on 22nd November 1912 aged 15 as a Boy II. He then served on HMS Victory Ibefore going to sea, on HMS Fearless on which he would become an Ordinary Sailor on his 18th birthday. He served on several ships before being transferred to HMS Glatton on 31st August 1918, his last ship. Alexander died of injuries on 17th September 1918 at the Military Hospital Dover the day after the ship exploded.  He was buried in Grave R1489 on 26th September 1918.

Details of Alexander Yewman’s life and family are available in our publication “Hidden Histories”