Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Maitland man's part in beaching of German ship in 1914

From the Maitland Mercury report:
At daybreak this Sunday morning, a Maitland family will be thinking about an ancestor who played his part in the destruction of the German raider Emden exactly 100 years ago.
Cecil Gordon Grace of West Maitland was a stoker aboard the cruiser HMAS Sydney that confronted the Emden in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, November 9, 1914.
Known simply as Pops to his family, Grace from West Maitland talked little of his wartime experiences.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Nov. 6, 2014.