Bandsman Giovanni Urso was an Italian sailor of the Royal Navy who died during the First World War.

He was born on 24 June 1874, in Syracuse, Sicily,[1] the son of Vincent and Angela Urso (née Bajo). He married Carmela M. of Valletta, Malta.

Urso died on 31 May 1916, during the Battle of Jutland, when the armoured cruiser HMS Black Prince sank with the loss of all hands, some 857 crew.

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Plymouth Naval Memorial.


  1. Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies.


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