Lt Claude Alfred Smith RN

1888 Mar 8 Born London

1891 census at Dame Rd, West Ham

1901 census at West Ham

1902 May 11 Enlisted in RN

1911 census He is a Leading Signalman in RN ship, Naiad,2st Class Cruise Minelayer,Home,Stokes Bay

1914 Aug 11. Promoted Acting Signal Bosun

1916 Feb 15 Commissioned

1920 Oct 8 Demobbed

1920 Dec 12. Joined ADRIC with service no 1377. Posted to M Coy. Down as a "Cipher Expert"

1921 Jan 22 . Resigned

1921 Jun 23 . Re-joined. Accepted in England. Joined ADRIC with service no. 2080. Posted to D Coy

1922 Jan. He appears to have served until demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Aug 25 Awarded Master's Cert as a result of his Naval qualifications

1942 Feb 16 Died . HMS Sultan was the naval base at Singapore, commissioned in 1940 as a successor to HMS Terror. She was abandoned after the fall of Singapore in 1942. He died during the evacuation of Singapore, which surrendered on 15 Feb.