Kristiansand John Doe is a Commonwealth sailor who was killed during the Battle of Jutland.

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Between May 31 and June 1, 1916, Great Britain's Royal Navy Grand Fleet and Germany's High Seas Fleet engaged in a naval battle off the North Sea coast of Denmark's Jutland Peninsula. The battle, which was the largest naval battle and the only full-scale clash of battleships during World War I, saw massive casualties with both sides claiming victory. On the British side, 6,094, including this victim, were killed, 674 were wounded, 177 were captured, three battlecruisers sunk, three armored cruisers sunk, and eight destroyers sunk. On the German side, 2,551 were killed, 507 were wounded, one battle cruiser sunk, one pre-dreadnought sunk, four light cruisers sunk, and five torpedo-boats sunk.

Based on the circumstances, it is likely this victim was recovered in the aftermath of the battle off the coast of Norway. He is buried in the Oddernes Old Churchyard in Kristiansand, Norway.

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