Wedding ring found after 89 years

Date: 1/10/2008

The wedding ring of a World War I sailor, which was found on the seabed 89 years after a naval warship ran aground, is going on display in Orkney. Belonging to Stanley Cubiss, one of 188 crewmen who died when two British warships ran ashore on South Ronaldsay on 12 January 1918, the ring is engraved ‘to Stanley from Flo’. It was returned to the sailor’s family in North Yorkshire. Stanley Cubiss’s nephew Malcolm donated the ring to the Orkney Museums.

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