As The National Museum of the Royal Navy opens a major exhibition to commemorate the largest naval battle in history, the Battle of Jutland: ‘36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War’, Broadway Remembers Yeoman of Signals William George Crump who served on HMS Marlborough during the infamous battle.
On 31st May and 1st June 1916, HMS Marlborough was engaged in the battle off the mainland of Denmark. The Marlborough was hit by a torpedo in the diesel engine room but was able to retaliate before being towed back into port. Two men were killed and two were injured. After the battle William Crump was transferred to HMS Revenge and he continued to serve with the Royal Navy until his death, aged 32, in March 1919.
The exhibition at The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth is the most comprehensive exhibition ever staged on the Battle of Jutland and highlights the major role of the Royal Navy in winning the First World War.