Born: 21st December 1875, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.

Died: 1st June 1916; age 40; KiA – The Battle of Jutland.

Enlisted: 1894.

Rank: Chief Stoker; Service Number: 276124; Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Turbulent’.

Medals Awarded: Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. East & West Africa Medal ( Benin Expedition).


Memorial Reference:


Chatham Naval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Cole, of East Bergholt, Suffolk; husband of Kate Hastings (formerly Cole), of 283, Norwich Road, Ipswich.




1881   Lower Street, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.


Arthur was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Cole, 31, a Threshing Machine Proprietor – Portable Steam, born Capel St. Mary.

(Annie) Sarah Ann Cole (nee Richardson), 32, born Capel St. Mary.

Rosa Cole, 12, born Capel St. Mary.

Herbert Cole, 10, born Capel St. Mary.

Ada Cole, 9, born Capel St. Mary.

Sarah Cole, 8, born Capel St. Mary.

Edith Cole, 6, born Capel St. Mary.

Sidney Cole, 3, born Capel St. Mary.

James Cole, 2, born Capel St. Mary.

Mary Cole, 1, born Capel St. Mary.


1891   Reed Cottage, East Begholt, Suffolk.


Arthur was 15 years old, a General Labourer. He was living with his widowed father & siblings.

John, 41, a Machine Turner – own account.

Edith, 16, the Housekeeper – at home.

Sidney, 13.

James, 12.

Percy Cole, 8, born Capel St. Mary.

May Cole, 4, born Capel St. Mary.

Annie Cole, 4, born Capel St. Mary.


1911   H.M.S. ‘Crusader’, Chatham Dockyard, Kent.


Arthur was 35 years old, married, a Chief Stoker – Engineer on board H.M.S. ‘Crusader’ tender to ‘Blenheim’, a Torpedo Boat Destroyer, 1st Flotilla Home Fleet. Commander C.R. Payne. Arthur was 1 of 32 men on board.


In 1911, Arthur’s wife & son were living at 277, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

Kate, 35.

Arthur, 5.


Arthur’s mother Annie Cole, died 1888, Capel St. Mary.


In 1904, Capel St. Mary, Arthur married, Kate Richardson, born 1875, Capel St. Mary. They had 1 son:

Arthur Jack Cole, born 1906, East Begholt, Suffolk


H.M.S. ‘Turbulent’:

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One comment on “ARTHUR COLE
  1. Sarah Trett says:

    Wow I was given a bowl from Sarah Cole aged 8 listed above 1881 Lower Street, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk from my Uncle a few days ago and thought I would search up who Sarah Cole is from some of the information that was given down to me. So I would on behalf of Sarah Coles family would like to extend my thoughts to Arthur on his service and thanks him for giving so much so we can enjoy the freedoms we are lucky to enjoy thanks to war heros like Arthur. RIP x

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