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Amy, W M

Portsmouth Naval Memorial Memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Southsea Common

Commemorated on Grouville Parish Memorial, Jersey

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 21 June 1916

Roll of Honour. Yet another Jerseyman, 1st Class Petty Officer William M Amy, made the supreme sacrifice on HMS Hampshire. This gallant sailor was the younger brother of Mr T J Amy of Springvale, Grouville and had many friends in the Island who will regret to hear of his death.
A total of 26 Jerseymen are believed to have lost their lives in the Naval Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916 and on HMS Hampshire which sank on 6 June 1916 after striking a mine off the Orkneys.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

William Monamy Amy

Shipwight 1st Class William Monamy Amy
Royal Navy. H.M.S.Hampshire

1915-15 Star

Son of the late Thomas Amy, of Grouville, Jersey. Husband of Mabel Elizabeth Amy, of 17, Telegraph Place, Southsea, Portsmouth.

Killed in action aged, 42 years

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 20 June 1916


Hampshire fought at the battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916. Immediately after the battle she was directed to carry Lord Kitchener from Scapa Flow on a diplomatic mission to Russia. Sailing for Archangel in a gale she struck a mine at around 19:40 on 5 June 1916 off Mainland, Orkney between Brough of Birsay and Marwick Head. The ship sank very rapidly. Kitchener, his staff and most of the crew perished; only twelve men survived. The mine is believed to have been one of those laid by the submarine U-75 on 23 May.