In this section you will find information on
other names that I am researching, or hosting for family and friends.
The SUNLEY family is a connection through my
mother's first marriage. William
Sunley (1890-1918) married my mother, Jane
SAVAGE in 1915 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
William enlisted into the Royal Navy as a boy
rating on 12 September 1907. He was tragically killed at the end
of World War I. Jane, his childhood sweetheart, who later became
his wife, lovingly kept photographs, letters, and memorabilia
which have now been reproduced in a booklet.
This booklet was written and researched by me
and published in December 2002. William died during special service
aboard a Q-ship. Q-ships were merchant ships, modified to include
armament and additional buoyancy, intended to act as decoy vessels.
Due to the secrecy surrounding these ships, many details of William’s
death were not revealed and he was not given the honour he deserved
This information is being currently reconstructed
and will be available again shortly. In the meantime, contact
me for further information.