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Some of the Crew of the Natal
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Some of the Crew of the Natal

I got a copy from a family member I discovered recently. A relative Frederick Couchman was among the crew who did not survive.
Picture added on 09 March 2011 at 14:43
I wrote last year enquiring about my great Uncle, Percy Stewart Larman who died aboard the Natal when the explosion occured. The ship's records show he was a private, but a newspaper article at the time said he had just been promoted sgt., that he had been a seaman for 11 years and that he had two medals at the time of his death. Besides knowing he was the son of Lucy Maud (nee Dibben) and Joseph George Larman (my maternal great grandparents), I don't know much about him. I only have two photos of him and am wondering if anyone can tell me if he is in the group photo of the crew posted on this site. I would welcome any information about him. Meanwhile,will try and send you a copy of the photo I have scanned of Percy for you to add to the growing collection of photos concerning the Natal.
Added by June Coxon on 01 December 2011
Hello June, In your comments you state the ship's records show he was a private, then promoted to sgt. If that's the case then he was probably a marine, and I can not see any marines in this picture. Me being ex navy (24years)
Added by Tony Fraser on 05 December 2011
I’ve recently discovered my father’s uncle, Harold Pickard, died aboard the Natal as a result of the explosion. I’m really struggling to find any images of him, if anyone has any info I would be really grateful. He was a stoker on the ship and his service number was 7581S.
Added by Max Pickard on 08 March 2020
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The Natal - Warship destroyed by an explosion off Cromarty during WW1

New PictureNew PicturePostcard from HMS NatalPostcard from HMS NatalMark Tippey, HMS NatalPercy Larman who died on the NatalLetter from Arthur TaylorAlfred Gunner - 1st Class Stoker, HMS NatalJohn Fitzgerald b.17/09/1888 Bromley, London.Maud Edwards - nurse who died on the Natal