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The Baltic Exchange Roll of Honour 1914-1918

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‘The Baltic Exchange Roll of Honour 1914-1918

The intention of this work is to try and honour the men of the Baltic
Exchange who died during World War I.
The Great War inflicted nearly 1 million military war dead on the British
Empire. France’s Military lost over 1.3 million. The Baltic’s ‘Roll of
Honour’ records 59 men who died i
n the Service of the British Empire
and 2 who died fighting for France.
We try and ‘Remember’ them each November 11th but it is now
impossible that anyone will personally remember anyone of the 61
names on the Memorial. It is therefore perhaps time, 100 years on, that
some details of who they were, their exploits, and manner of death were
researched and recorded.
Some of those on the Memorial have stories which have been accessible
and easy to research – others not so. However all deserve our
continuing ‘Remembrance’.

The impact of 61 deaths on the Baltic community can be imagined by
those of us of an age to remember the old Baltic Floor and the close-knit
‘day to day’ relationships. Apart from loss of friends and colleagues the
evidence suggests closures / decline and sales of companies as leading
company members and sons of ship-owners were lost. A company
called ‘The Produce Brokers Co., Ltd’ holds the unenviable record for
the highest casualties amongst member companies, losing three of its
representatives between 1916 and 1917.
The ‘Great War’ is now over a century ago and its details will slip from
popular imagination and knowledge, but I hope the reader might be
inspired to discover more about the battles and campaigns mentioned in
the individual stories.

The research has led to some assumptions of connections and
occurrences and I apologise for any inaccuracies that might have
occurred due to these ‘assumptions’.
If anyone has any further information (or information to be corrected)
about the listed individuals I would be pleased to hear.
My thanks to the Baltic for allowing access to its Membership records
for the period and getting this work to the membership. Also thanks to
retired members Derek Webb and Dave Ventham who have contributed
valuable information.

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