Arthur James Cownden
War dead Male Died 31/5/1916
Boy telegraphist on H.M.S. Shark, forces number J/81802. Died aged 17, when his ship was torpedoed at the start of the Battle of Jutland. His number on the handwritten entry on the Blackheath War Memorial is the same as that of A. E. Cownden. They died in separate World Wars, so we wonder whether numbers were recycled, or if this just a transcription error.