The Boy Hero of Jutland
The largest naval battle of the First World War was fought in the North Sea off the coast of Jutland on 31st May 1916. Jack Cornwell at just 16 years old was a boy seaman on board HMS Chester, a light cruiser attached to the 3rd Battle Cruiser Squadron. The cruiser soon came under heavy fire with Jack being one of the crew of the forward 5.5 inch gun. Jack was mortally wounded but remained standing alone at his post in an exposed spot, quietly awaiting orders until the end of the action, with the gun’s crew dead and wounded all around him. He survived long enough to be taken ashore but died on the 2nd June. Although he died a hero, it was a sad end to a short life. Whether life is long or short, it is essential to experience the forgiveness of sins through faith in Christ alone. High gloss gospel leaflet attractively designed for evangelical outreach. Sold in packs of 100.