Here is another news item about a Jewish sailor in the Royal Navy: Stoker Syd Braham, of HMS Falmouth.
The Falmouth, a light cruiser built for the Royal Navy, was launched on September 20, 1910, and commissioned in September of 1911. She participated in most of the early fleet actions, including the Battles of Heligoland Bight, Dogger Bank, and Jutland, but was only seriously engaged in the latter. She was torpedoed and sunk off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, by German submarines on 19 August, 1916, with one fatality.
A portrait of Stoker Braham was published in the 7 October issue of The Jewish World, and appears below.
THE ACTION IN HELIGOLAND BIGHT
The Jewish Chronicle
September 25, 1914
Mr. J. Braham, of Sydenham Park Road, sends us an interesting letter he had recently received from his brother, Stoker Syd Braham, H.M.S. “Falmouth”. In the course of this letter, Stoker Braham writes, “We were in the affair in Heligoland, and might say we were the foremost ship. We sank two German cruisers and escaped in a burning and sinking condition. You ought to have been on our ship and heard the shells buzzing over our ‘Tags (ears)’. We didn’t get hit – not a scratch. You ought to have seen the ship burning. You could see the men [the enemy’s apparently] going mad and jumping into the water. It was a horrible scene.” “Syd” concludes with a warm greeting to his brother and sister and other relatives.
HMS Falmouth, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Falmouth_(1910).