Catalogue description Commander J Bostock DSC RN

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Reference: JB
Title: Commander J Bostock DSC RN

Microfilm copy of his ms letters to his parents covering his service as a cadet in the training cruiser HMS CORNWALL during her cruises to the Mediterranean and in Home and Norwegian waters (January - July 1914); as a midshipman in HMS CORNWALL during her deployment in the South Atlantic on patrol and shipping examination duties following the outbreak of war, including a full account of his ship's part in the sinking of the German cruiser LEIPZIG in the Battle of the Falkland Islands (August 1914 - January 1915); as a midshipman in HMS WARSPITE (5th Battle Squadron, Grand Fleet) including a long description of his experiences at the Battle of Jutland (June 1915 - June 1916); as a junior officer in HMS MEDWAY (13th Destroyer Flotilla, Grand Fleet) including interesting accounts of the Heligoland Bight action of 17 November 1917 and of Armistice day celebrations (November 1917 - November 1918); and as a Lieutenant in the Mediterranean Fleet battleship HMS AJAX, with particular reference to her participation in the evacuation of White Russian forces and refugees from ports in the Black Sea and to the activities of the Nationalists in Turkey (January 1920 - January 1921).

Date: 1914-1921
Held by: Imperial War Museum Department of Documents, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Bostock, John, 1898-1980, Naval Commander

Physical description: Microfilms
Access conditions:


  • Falkland Islands
  • Turkey
  • Russia
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Naval personnel
  • Battle of the Falkland Islands, 1918
  • Battle of Jutland, 1916

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