Served with: H.M.S. Tipperary Died: 1st June 1916 Burial Ground / Memorial: lost in the North Sea, PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Was the son of Mark and Susannah Silcock of Taylor’s Cottages Angers Lane Melling. On the afternoon of 31st May 1916 the British Grand Fleet came into action against the German High Seas Fleet off the coast of Jutland. Tipperary was a Faulknor Class Leader Destroyer, launched in 1915 and ordered by Chile but was taken over by the Royal Navy at the start of the War. During the battle of Jutland,Tipperary was sunk by the German Battleship Westfalin, before this she had contributed to the sinking of the German Battleship Freaunlob. Of her crew of 197, 184 were lost in the North Sea. Stoker Silcock has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. His name is also honoured at St Thomas’s Church Melling. He died on 1st June 1916 aged 19 years.