Able Seaman
WH Finch



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Service Information

  • Royal Navy

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  • Rank
    Able Seaman
  • Ship
    HMS General Wolf


W H Finch passed through Peterborough East Station on 24 January 1917 and wrote in the visitors’ book “A very handy place when you got
to wait nearly 15 hrs for a train on Sundays”.  His entry reveals that he was an Able Seaman serving on HMS Wolf.

This was a common abbreviation of the ship’s full name of HMS General Wolfe, which spent her entire war service with the Dover Patrol.  For more about this ship please see

Do you recognise this sailor?  Please get in touch if you can tell us more about him.

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