1918 Ipswich Suffolk Chronical & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 13th October 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 12th January 1918; age 28; Drowned in loss of vessel off Orkneys, Hesta Head.

Enlistment Date: 9th May 1910; age 19 years. Height: 5ft 7 ins, fresh complexion, brown eyes & dark brown hair.


Rank: Leading Stoker; Service Number: K/6786;

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


Grave Reference:


Portsmouth Naval Memorial,



Portsmouth Naval Memorial



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Daniel Jonathan & Annie Loose, of 76, Croft Street, Ipswich.




1891   178, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Albert was 6 months old and living with his parents, sister & step brothers.

Daniel Jonathan Loose, 35, a General Labourer, born Ipswich.

(Annie)Anne Loose (nee Whiting), 32, born Mellis, Suffolk.

Bertie Bashford Whiting, 11, born Mellis.

Sidney John Whiting, 8, born Mellis.

Annie Maria Loose, 4, born Ipswich.


1901   202, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Albert was 10 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Daniel, 45.

Annie, 43.

Alice Maud Loose, 16, born Ipswich.

Annie, 14, a Day Girl.

Agnes Sabina Loose, 7, born Ipswich.

Mabel Mary Loose, 6, born Ipswich

Hilda Rose Loose, 4, born Ipswich.

Daisy Clarentine Loose, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   Gibraltar


Albert was 20 years old, a Stoker 2nd Class in the Royal Navy. He was on board the ‘Prince of Wales’ a First Class Battleship, of the Atlantic Fleet. Destination – China & East Indies. Captain Ronald A. Hopwood. Albert recorded his religion as Baptist.

Another Ipswich man on board was CHARLES SQUIRES MASON who may have been known to Arthur.

H.M.S. ‘Narbrough’

H.M.S. Narborough was an Admiralty M-class destroyer launched in 1916. On the 12th January 1918, she and her sister ship H.M.S. Opal were wrecked on the Pentland Skerries after running aground in a violent gale & snowstorm. Only 1 sailor survived (William Sissons), 188 were killed.

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