Edward James Dyer

Known as ‘James’ in the Forces but ‘Edward’ at Church

First Name:  James Edward 
Surname:  Dyer 
Birth Town:  Maidstone 
DOB:  1886 
Resided Town:  Maidstone 
Nationality:  British 
Date of Death:  31 / 05 / 1916 In the Battle of Jutland. Brilliantly lit by half-a-dozen searchlights, the Black Prince was  raked from stern to stem by a tornado of shells and lay a helpless wreck before she could even fire a shot  n reply. As she drifted down the German line, ship after ship opened up on her… the Black Prince met  the same end as the Defence, blowing up with a tremendous explosion, vanishing with all hands…… 
Fate:  Killed in Action 
Rank:  Private 
Service Number:  PO/8856 
Duty Location:  France And Flanders 
Campaign Medals:  1914 Star
Victory Medal Medals
British War Medal
Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI 
Ship:  H.M.S. Black Prince 
Regiment:  Royal Marine Light Infantry 
Service:  Royal Navy 
Commemorated:  Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone
Portsmouth Naval Memorial Cemetery/memorial reference: 22.