Jack Cornwell Campaign

In November last year all eyes were focused on one boy – John ‘Jack’ Cornwell VC. A young hero, who was only 16-years-old when he died fighting for his country at the Battle of Jutland 1916.  

 
Bearing mortal wounds and awaiting orders, Jack remained at his post on his ship HMS Chester. He died shortly after the battle but his courage was recognised when he was awarded a Victoria Cross medal posthumously for honourable conduct. 
                                                                                             
As part of our preparations for the Battle of Jutland centenary commemorations, we had aquired a very unique large charcoal drawing of boy hero Jack Cornwell and made it our goal to restore and feature at the Battle of Jutland Exhibition, ‘36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War’ opening on the 19th of May 2016.
 
The drawing of Jack by Frank O.Salisbury is a 271 x 151.5 cm large preparatory charcoal and pastel  sketch, which was in a very poor and fragile state and in need of serious conservation
 
                                                                                          
With the generous contributions from 158 crowdfunding supporters towards our Indiegogo Jack Cornwell Crowdfunding Campaign, we were able to raise £4,728 which allowed us to conduct the necessary the restoration work. We are pleased to announce that Jack Cornwell sketch will be featured at the about to be opened Battle of Jutland Exhibition as a star exhibit!
 
Once again, thank you to all the supporters and those who have shared the information about the campaign. If you are planning to visit the Battle of Jutland Exhibition, please share your impressions of the sketch with us! We could not have done it without you! 
 
To learn more about the Exhibition itself, go to www.jutland.org.uk
 

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands