Born: 10th November 1884, Ipswich.

Died: 24th April 1916; age 31.

Rank: Leading Deck Hand; Service Number: 9/SD

Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.Trawler ‘Lena Melling’.


Grave Reference:


Old Ipswich Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Lydia Cotton, of 120, Cavendish Street, Ipswich; husband of Adelaide Cotton, of 61, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.




1891   2, Burton’s Yard, College Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Catton, 32, a Grocer’s Carter, born Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

Lydia Catton (nee Crane), 29, born Ipswich.

William George Catton, 10, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Sarah Catton, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   50, Wykes Bishop Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 17 years old, a Seaman. He was living with his parents & siblings.

George, 43, a Waterman – Rivers – Barge.

Lydia, 41.

William, 19, a Seaman.

Gertrude, 12.

Ellen Beatrice Catton, 9 born Ipswich.

Ernest Catton, 8, born Ipswich.

Leslie Catton, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   61, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 27 years old, a Dock Labourer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Adelaide, 26.

Wilfred, 4.

Leonard, 1.


In 1905, Ipswich, Charles married, Adelaide Vincent, born 1885, Ipswich. They had 2 children:

Wilfred Charles W. Catton, born September 1906, Ipswich.

Leonard Percy Catton, April 1909, Ipswich.


The minesweeper H.M. Trawler was sunk by a mine near the ‘Elbow’ Light Buoy, near Broadstairs, Kent. The mine was laid by UC-7, (Georg Haag). 11 persons were lost, 3 survivors.



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