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The two sailors pictured here are George Jenks, seated, and his brother Charles, standing.

This picture was taken in 1906. By the time the First World War broke out, George was the Master Gunner of HMS TRIUMPH and had survived being torpedoed off Gaba Tepe in the Dardanelles, although 75 men were lost in the sinking.

Charles, at George's suggestion, joined the Submarine Service. On 24 November 1916, he left port for a North Sea patrol aboard HM Submarine E37 and was lost sometime around 1 December. The boat was believed to have struck a mine. Her wreck has never been found and Charles has no grave but the sea.

This document was brought to the attention of the U-Boat Project 1914-18 by Dafyn Jones, Edern, who inherited the photograph of his great-grandfather, George, and kindly allowed us to share it.

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