image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper

Born: 10th August 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 9th July 1917; age 21; Killed by internal explosion of vessel at Scapa Flow. Served 5 years.

Residence: 55, Kemball Street, Ipswich.

Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: J.17242 (Ch)

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Vanguard’.


Grave Memorial:


Chatham Naval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Benjamin & Harriet Athroll, of 54, Kemball Street, Ipswich.



1901   4, Grimwade Cottages, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Arthur was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Benjamin Athroll, 36, a Roadman Labourer, born Playford, Suffolk.

Harriet Athroll (nee Palmer), 42, born Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

George Herbert Athroll, 12, born Rushmere, Suffolk.

Alfred John Athroll, 9, born Ipswich.

Lily Marian Athroll, 9, born Rushmere.

Winifred Polly Athroll, 7, born Ipswich.

Ernest William Athroll, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   55, Kemball Street, Ipswich.

Arthur was 14 years old, a Grocer’s Van Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Benjamin, 47, a Roadman Labourer – Borough Council.

Harriet, 42.

Lily, 19, a General Upholsteress.

Winifred, 17, a Dress & Mantle Maker.

Ernest, 11.

Frances Hussleton Athroll, 5, born Ipswich.

H.M.S. ‘Vanguard’:


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