Next of Kin Memorial Plaque commemorating the First World War service in the Royal Marine Light Infantry of (PO/112637) Private Ernest George Mayhew who died on 5 June 1916 when his ship, HMS Hampshire hit a mine and sank in heavy seas off Marwick Head (Orkney). The Hampshire carried on board Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, who was under instructions to conduct talks with the Tsar. The ship, en route to Archangel, had to return to Scapa because of atrocious weather conditions, but in the process hit a mine laid during the previous month by the German submarine U-75. There were only a handful of survivors; 643 of the ship's complement (including Lord Kitchener) were lost.
There are also 3 photogrpahs of Mayhew, a photograph of HMS Duke of York and a postcard of HMS Hampshire.