HERE IS A PHOTOGRAPH OF MY UNCLE MATT SMITH. He worked as a brass founder in John Browns, Clydebank during the First World War.
As a brass founder he made the Hood, he cast and finished two H’s, two D’s and four O’s these letters were attached to the bulkheads either side of the quarterdeck below ‘X’ turret. He also made two souvenirs for his sisters, one being my mother, from copper ‘rescued’ from the yard. They were copper cups, like a pub measure, the bases were pennies from the launch year, 1918.
37 Fengate, Marsham
Norfolk, NR10 5PT
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