WILLIAM HARRY WARNE

WILLIE.

Image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper.

 

Born: 18th September 1899, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Died: 9th July 1917; age 17; Killed by internal explosion of vessel at Scapa Flow.

Enlistment Details: Location: Chatham; Date: 18th September 1917 – 12 years. Residence/Occupation: Training Ship Mount Edgecumbe, Saltash, Cornwall. Height: 5ft 0 1/2ins, fresh complexion, brown eyes & brown hair.

Service:

Impregnable – Boy II – 19th August 1915.

Impregnable – Boy I – 29th July 1915 – 9th September 1915.

Defiance – Boy I – 10th September 1915 – 6th October 1915.

Roxburgh – Boy I – 7th October 1915 – 7th August 1916.

Vanguard – Boy I – 8th August 1916 – 9th July 1917.

 

Rank: Boy 1st Class; Service Number: J.37401(Ch)

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

 

Memorial Reference:

22.

Chatham Naval Memorial,

Chatham,

Kent.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Moses & Harriet Warne; brother-in-law of Louisa, of 18, Evelyn Terrace, Kew Foot Road, Richmond, Surrey.

 

Brother to JOHN WILLIAM WARNE.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   12, Wells Street, Ipswich.

 

Willie was a year old and living with his parents & brothers.

Moses George Warne, 50, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Ipswich.

Harriet Eliza Warne (nee Brown), 43, born Tanners Lane, Ipswich.

Ernest Warne, 10, born St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

George Warne, 7, born St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

 

1911   7, Ernest Street, Ipswich.

 

Willie was 11 years old and living with his widowed mother & brother.

Harriet, 49.

George, 17, a Newsagents Assistant.

 

 H.M.S. ‘Vanguard’

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