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In November 2012, I posted an article about the sinking of the armed merchant cruiser HMS India in August 1915  and posted an update on the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking off the coast of Norway, near the town of Narvik

The original post attracted response from family members of the ship’s crew as well as enquiries form a Norwegian journalist who was writing a book about the event which became part of the communal history of the town as well as the personal history of the British families.

Amongst other things, the daughter of one of the ship’s officers produced a large collection of photographs which her father had taken during the period of internment that followed.

She has now been in touch with a couple of pictures of the ship and a copy of the funeral service, in English and Norwegian, for those men who were buried in Narvik.

The new pictures are in the HMS India Flickr group  https://www.flickr.com/groups/2778364@N25/

The main photo collection is at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/134512439@N08/

The original blog post and comments can be found at My Grandfather’s Bath