John Cloke 1839 – 1922 and his wife Louisa Hannah Nee Rolfe of 16, Albert Road Hythe.

John and Louisa had a big family that could have served or even had grand children who served, however if they moved from Hythe to other towns, then I have not come across them.

Thomas was the only child I have come across at this moment in time.

Thomas Henry Cloke was born in 1876 and lived with his family at 16, Albert Road, Hythe. Thomas was in the Navy during WW1. He served, 025172 on the HMS ‘SUVA’ in 1916, which was a former Australian steamer that ran from Australia to Fiji. The ‘SUVA’ played a significant support role in T.E.Lawerence’s (Lawrence of Arabia) Arab revolt at the Arabian Peninsula, the ‘SUVA’ returned to the AUSN in 1919.

232HYT - The HMS 'SUVA'


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