REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR
LEADING SEAMAN ROBERT HUSSEY
Service No: 186110, Royal Navy, HMS ‘QUEEN MARY’
Killed in the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 aged 38
Commemorated on Panel 12 of the
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Robert Hussey was born in Chideock in 1878. He was the son of William Hussey (b:1839) and Elizabeth Hussey (nee Chubb) born 1846 of Fairview,Chideock, Dorset. He had a sister Helina (b:1877) and a brother John (b:1881). He joined the Royal Navy at an early age and in the 1901 Census was part of the crew on the ship ‘Excellent’. In May 1916 his ship ‘The Queen Mary’ was part of the Battle of Jutland. The battle was fought on 31May and 1 June 1916 in the North Sea near Jutland, Denmark. During the battle and after receiving direct hits from the German ships Seydlitz and Derfflinger the Queen Mary blew up with the loss of 1,266 crew with only 9 survivors.
Her wreck was
discovered in 1991 and rests in pieces, some of which are upside down, on the
floor of the North Sea. Queen Mary is
designated as a protected place under the Protection
of Military Remains Act 1986 as it is the grave of 1,266 officers
Robert is remembered and commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial and Chideock War Memorial. His body was not recovered for burial.