HARRY PERCIVAL COLLAR

 

Born: 5th February 1897, Whitstable, Kent.

Died: 30th December 1915; age 19. Killed by internal explosion on vessel in Cromarty Firth.

Rank: Ordinary Seaman; Service Number: J.2061

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Natal’.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Chatham Naval Memorial,

Chatham,

Kent.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Harry & Minnie Flora Collar, of 113, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   15, Argyle Road, Whitstable, Kent.

 

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

Harry Collar, 31, a Shipwright, born Whitstable, Kent.

Minnie Flora Collar (nee Goldsack), 30, born Blean, Kent.

Bettie Flora Collar, 7, born Whitstable.

Minnie Clarice Collar, 5, born Whitstable.

Sydney Browning Collar, 8 months, born Whitstable.

 

1911   42, Hatfield Road, Ipswich.

 

Harry was 14 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Harry, 41, a Shipwright.

Minnie, 40.

Bettie, 17, a Shop Assistant Draper.

Minnie, 15, a Dressmaker’s Apprentice.

Sydney, 10.

Ellen Gwendoline Collar, 6, born Whitstable.

 

SERVICE RECORD

 

Enlisted age 16 years & 4 months; Occupation: Turner. Height when first joined: 5ft 4 1/2 ins, height at 18 years – 5ft 6 1/2ins, dark complexion, hazel eyes & dark brown hair.

H.M.S. ‘Ganges’ – 10th October 1912 – 21st April 1913 – Boy.

H.M.S. ‘Crescent’ – 22nd April 1913 – 21st August 1913 – Boy.

H.M.S. ‘Pembroke I’ – 22nd August 1913 – 10th September 1913 – Boy.

H.M.S. ‘Natal’ – 11th September – 18 years.

H.M.S. ‘Natal’ – 5th February 1913 – 20th December 1915 – Ordinary Seaman.

 

H.M.S. ‘Natal’

http://www.hmsnatal.co.uk/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Natal

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