100 Years Ago

100 years ago, in 1920, my Great Uncle, George Francis Demmel, was sailing for Australia. He saw action the Royal Navy during WW1. Then, in January 1920 he signed up to serve in the Royal Australian Navy. Soon George Francis was aboard HMS Anzac, sailing from Plymouth bound for Australia. But his journey was short-lived. HMS Anzac lost a propeller blade. The stricken ship needed aid to get back to port.
The ship underwent repairs and finally sailed on March 10 1920. HMS Anzac sailed into Sydney April 29 1920. And a new adventure began for George Francis Demmel.
My book, Betweenwhiles, documents George Francis’ career as a Chief Stoker. His amazing history retold from ships logs and Navy records.
For more information on HMS Anzac click https://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-anzac-i
#WW1 #RoyalNavy #Familyhistory #Genealogy
George F Demmel Circa 1914

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