Edward James Dack


About Edward

  • Name
  • Initials
    E J
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
    22 August 1900
  • Birth town
    Swaffham, Norfolk
  • Resided town
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
    Kings Lynn, Norfolk
  • Date of death
    March 1976
  • Married
  • Occupation

Service Information

  • Royal Navy

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Ship
    HMS Marlborough


Edward James Dack was born in Swaffham, Norfolk on 22 August 1900 to William and Isabella Jane (Dye) Dack.

In 1911 he was living with his father William, a farm labourer, his brother William (13) and three boarders and a lodger at Pleasant Row, London Street, Swaffham.

He enlisted in the Royal Navy as a Boy Sailor on 4 December 1915 and joined HMS Marlborough on 26 September 1916. On 22 August 1918, his 18th birthday, he became an Ordinary Seaman and signed up for 12 years. He was promoted to Able Seaman on 14 December 1919 and was awarded the British War and Allied Victory Medals.

Edward passed through Peterborough East Station on 10 April 1917 and signed the visitors’ book.

He continued his naval career after the war and received the Long Service Good Conduct Medal in October 1933 whilst serving as a Leading Seaman on HMS Spey.

There is a record of a possible marriage to Ada E Bell in Norwich in 1940.

Edward died, aged 75, in March 1976 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

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