Jack Cornwall, ship boy (16) on board of HMS Chester.
During the Battle of Jutland in June 1916 his ship was hit and put afire by German shells. In the chaos one gun kept firing at the Germans. It was manned by 16 years old Boy Jack Cornwall. Jack was wounded but he kept on firing until he died. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
Click on the picture to see the next in this series or click here to go back to the summary page.