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LAURENCE D'ANNUNZIO - HMS DRAKE

My wife's grandfather - Laurence D'ANNUNZIO - seen here sitting second from left in the photograph, with his shipmates on the stoker training ship HMS Drake. Laurence served in the Navy following his marriage to his wife Agnes SAUNDERSON in 1934. He was trained on HMS Eaglet, the shore-based training centre for the Royal Navy based at Salthouse Dock, Liverpool before taking up his role as a wireless telegraphist, 1st class Petty Officer, as denoted by the ranked insignia on his uniform.

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Uploaded on November 2, 2018