Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 5th September 1914; age 24. KiA with submarine off Firth of Forth.

Rank: Engine Room Artificer 4th Class; Service Number: M/7311

Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Pathfinder’.


Grave Reference:


Chatham Naval Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Nunn, of 17, Wolsey Street, Ipswich & the late Mary Ann Nunn.




1891   32, Chevallier Street, Ipswich.


Frank was 9 months old and living with his parents & brother.

George Nunn, 30, a Clerk & Storekeeper – Sanitary Authority, born East Harling, Norfolk.

Mary Ann Nunn (nee Warner), 31, born Ipswich.

Herbert George Nunn, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   32, Chevallier Street, Ipswich.


Frank was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George, 40, a Clerk & Storekeeper – Ipswich Corporation.

Mary, 39.

Herbert, 12.

Dorothy Alice Nunn, 8, born Ipswich.


1911   17, Wolsey Street, Ipswich.


Frank was 20 years old and living with his widowed father & siblings.

George, 50, a Clerk & Storekeeper – Ipswich Corporation.

Herbert, 22, a Commercial Clerk.

Dorothy, 18, Housekeeper.


Frank’s mother, Mary Ann Nunn died, 1909, Ipswich.


Frank is also remembered on the headstones of his parents, Ipswich Old Cemetery. ‘Reported missing from H.M.S. Pathfinder’

H.M.S. ‘Pathfinder’

H.M.S. ‘Pathfinder’ wreck film.


All Artificers were considerably better paid than other trades. An ERA 1st class was paid about twice what a seaman CPO received. Most Engine Room Artificers entered as apprentices and joined a ship at the 5th class level to complete the sea-phase of their training. Electrical and Ordnance Artificers and some ERAs were hired as qualified Artificers and entered at the Artificer 3rd or 2nd Class level. They often had minimum naval background and were mostly valued for their technical expertise.

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