Letter from Joseph Theodore Gedge (1)

Gedge Joseph Theodore
On 29 July 1914 Staff Paymaster Joseph Theodore Gedge was preparing to go to sea. This is the covering note he sent to his uncle with a "farewell letter" to be passed to his parents in the event of his death. Joseph was killed when HMS Amphion struck a mine on 6 August 1914. Joseph was the first British officer to die in the war.