Leading Signalman John William Seabrook
|Birth date:||08 April 1892|
|Birth place:||United Kingdom: England, Essex|
|Final rank:||Leading Signalman|
|Service number:||7914 - First World War, 1914-1918|
John William Seabrook enlisted with the Royal Australian Navy in March 1913, having spent time serving with the Royal Navy. He joined HMAS Sydney upon its commission in June 1913 and served on the ship for the entirety of the war. During this period, Seabrook saw action during the Sydney-Emden encounter on 9th November 1914, recording the event in great detail. He continued employment with the RAN until early 1919, when he was invalided out. After the First World War, John Seabrook became active in the Ex-Naval Men's Association, working as the organisation's honorary general treasurer.
Diaries of Leading Signalman John William Seabrook, describing voyages and actions of the HMAS Sydney, from commissioning in 1913 to end of the First World War. Covers places visited, escorting convoys, Sydney-Emden encounter and other actions, submarines and zeppelins. Includes drawings, diagrams,...
Maker: Seabrook, John William
|Date of birth||1892-04-08|