ALBERT EDWARD PIPE*

 Photograph courtesy of Jayne McClusker

 

Born: 10th September 1884, Nacton, Suffolk.

Died: 1st January 1915; age 31; KiA with submarine in the English Channel.

Residence: 100, Dover Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Chatham; Date: 10th September 1902 – signed up for 12 years; Occupation: Gardener. Height on enlistment: 5ft 3ins – height at 18 years: 5ft 8ins, fresh complexion, brown eyes & dark brown hair.

 

Service:

Ganges – Boy 2nd Class – 12th February 1900

Ganges – Boy 1st Class – 13th November 1900 – 31st January 1901

Minotaur – Boy 1st Class – 1st February 1901 – 9th July 1901

Agincourt – Boy 1st Class – 10th July 1901 – 16th September 1901

Illustrious – Boy 1st Class – 17th September 1901

Illustrious – Ordinary Seaman – 10th September 1902 – 12th November 1902

Cruiser – Ordinary Seaman – 13th November 1902 – 3rd January 1903

Illustrious – Ordinary Seaman – 4th January 1903

Illustrious – Able Seaman – 30th July 1903 – 28th April 1904

Unicorn – Able Seaman – 29th April 1904 – 3rd June 1904

Illustrious – Able Seaman – 4th June 1904 – 20th June 1904

Pembroke – Able Seaman – 21st June 1904 – 18th October 1904

Wildfire – Able Seaman – 19th October 1904 – 8th February 1905

Pembroke – Able Seaman – 9th February 1905 – 24th March 1905

Charybdis – Able Seaman – 25th February 1905 – 30th July 1906

Terrible – Able Seaman – 31st July 1906 – 18th September – 1906

Astraea – Able Seaman – 19th September 1906 – 7th September 1908

Charybdis – Able Seaman – 8th September 1908 – 22nd October 1908

Pembroke I – Able Seaman – 23rd October 1908

Pembroke I – Leading Seaman – 17th November 1908 – 29th August 1909

Tyne – Leading Seaman – 30th August 1909 – 22nd October 1909

Pembroke I – 23rd October – 1909 – 7th February 1910

Hecla – Leading Seaman – 2nd May 1912

Hecla – Petty Officer (new system of pay) – 1st May 1913 – 30th June 1913

Pembroke I – Petty Officer – 1st July 1913 – 29th July 1914

Formidable – Petty Officer – 30th July 1914 – 1st January 1915.

 

Rank: Petty Officer; Service Number: 208727

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

 

Memorial Reference:

Chatham Naval Memrial,

Chatham,

Kent.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Rose Pipe, of Nacton; husband of Edith Florence Pipe, of 100, Dover Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Nursery Cottages, Nacton, Suffolk.

 

Albert was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Pipe, 55, a Railway Signalman, born Little Bealings, Suffolk.

Rose Ann Pipe (nee Punt), 32, born Levington, Suffolk.

Ethel Miselbrook Pipe, 9, born Nacton, Suffolk.

Rose Ellen Pipe, 3, born Nacton.

Priscilla Pipe, 1, born Nacton.

 

1901   Portland, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

 

Albert was 16 years old, a Boy 1st Class, on board ‘Minotaur’ a 1st Class Cruiser. Commander – Ernest A. Barton.

 

1911   Gibralter.

 

Albert was 26 years old, a Leading Seaman on board ‘London’ a 1st Class Battleship of the Atlantic Fleet. Captain – Hugh Francis Paget Sinclair. Albert was 1 of the 712 men & boys on board, he was married and a Congregtionalist.

 

In 1911, Albert’s wife & daughter were living at their family home 77, Henslow Road, Ipswich.

Edith, 27, a Laundress.

Edith, 4.

Edith’s mother & brothers were also living at the house.

 

Albert’s mother, Rose Ann Pipe, died 1892, Nacton, Suffolk.

 

In 1909, Ipswich, Albert married Edith Florence Taylor, born 1883, Ipswich. They had 3 children:

Edith Mildred Pipe Taylor, born 1907, Ipswich.

Gladys Violet Pipe, born 1912, Ipswich.

Albert Edward Pipe, born October 1913, Ipswich.

 

Albert is also remebered on the war memorial at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich.

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H.M.S. ‘Formidable’

H.M.S. ‘Formidable’

H.M.S. ‘Formidable’

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