Stoker Clarence Eric Plaxton (1892-1916)

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Clarence the son of John Francis Plaxton, a farmer/market gardener and his wife Alice, nee Wastling, of Thearne was born the 29 December 1892 in Woodmansey
Clarence joined the Royal Navy as a 2nd class Stoker on 19 August 1913, and was promoted to 1st Class Stoker a year later, he was assigned to the ships Victory II, Edgar, Victory II and Invincible. At 6.33pm on 31 May 1916 the HMS Invincible, the world's first battle cruiser, was sunk in the battle of Jutland, only 6 crew members survived. Clarence's body was never recovered.

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