Edward James Dyer

First nameJames Edward
Birth TownMaidstone
Resided TownMaidstone
Date of Death31/05/1916
FateKilled in Action
Service NumberPO/8856
Duty LocationFrance And Flanders
Campaign Medals
  • 1914 Star
  • Victory Medal Medals
  • British War Medal
  • Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI
ServiceRoyal Navy
RegimentRoyal Marine Light Infantry
  • Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone
  • {"portsmouth naval memorial cemetery/memorial reference"=>"22."}

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

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……