ARTHUR COLE

 

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

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

Enlistment: Location: Chatham, Kent; date: 3rd February 1894; Occupation: Factory Hand. Signed up or 12 years on the 3rd February 1894. Height in 1895 – 5ft 4 1/2ins, height in 1906 – 5ft 7 3/4ins, fair complexion, blue eyes & fair hair.

 

Service:

Pembroke – Stoker 2nd Class – 3rd February 1894 – 10th February 1894

Wildfire – Stoker 2nd Class – 11th February 1894 – 11th May 1894

Pembroke – Stoker 2nd Class – 12th May 1894 – 27th October 1894

Grafton – Stoker 2nd Class – 28th October 1894 – 30th October 1894

Penelope – Stoker 2nd Class – 1st December 1894

Penelope – Stoker – 1st February 1895 – 3rd July 1895

Barrosa – Stoker – 4th July 1895 – 3rd September 1895

Pembroke – Stoker – 4th September 1895 – 16th January 1899

Pegasus – Stoker – 17th January 1899 – 17th August 1900

Pembroke II – Stoker – 18th August 1900

Pembroke II – Leading Stoker 2nd Class – 13th September 1900 – 8th January 1901

Blenheim – Leading Stoker 2nd Class – 9th January 1901 – 6th March 1901

Humber – Leading Stoker 2nd Class – 7th January 1901

Humber – Leading Stoker 1st Class – 1st April 1902 – 19th February 1904

Pembroke II – Leading Stoker 1st Class – 20th February 1904 – 27th May 1904

Vivid – Leading Stoker 1st Class – 28th May 1904 – 1st June 1904

Pembroke II – Leading Stoker 1st Class – 2nd June 1904 – 2nd September 1904

Andromeda – Leading Stoker 1st Class – 3rd September 1904 – 23rd January 1905

Scylla – Leading Stoker 1st Class – 24th January 1905 – 17th July 1905

Latona – Leading Stoker 1st Class – 18th July 1905 – 31st August 1905

Scylla – Leading Stoker 1st Class – 1st September 1905

Scylla – Stoker Petty Officer – 1st July 1906

Scylla – acting Chief Stoker – 7th January 1907 – 21st January 1907

Barham – acting Chief Stoker – 22nd January 1907

Barham – Chief Stoker – 7th January 1908 – 26th January 1909

Royal Arthur – Chief Stoker – 27th January 1909 – 7th February 1909

Pembroke II – Chief Stoker – 8th February 1909 – 20th October 1909

Blenheim – Chief Stoker – 21st October 1909 – 29th October 1911

Pembroke II – Chief Stoker – 30th October 1911 – 2nd November 1911

Ganges II – Chief Stoker – 3rd November 1911 – 23rd February 1911

Ganges – Chief Stoker – 24th February 1913 – 10th August 1913

Pembroke II – Chief Stoker – 11th August 1913 – 27th August 1913

Truimph – Chief Stoker – 28th August 1913 – 5th November 1913

Merlin – Chief Stoker – 6th November 1913 – 5th August 1914.

 

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:

17.

Chatham Naval Memorial,

Chatham,

Kent.

 

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

 

CENSUS

 

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.

 

Arthur was educated at East Begholt, Suffolk.

 

On the 27th April 1904, Capel St. Mary, Arthur married, Kate Richardson, born September 1875, Capel St. Mary.

They had 1 son:

Arthur Jack Cole, born 1906, East Begholt, Suffolk

 

H.M.S. ‘Turbulent’:

http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/britishguide/jutland/hms_turbulent_casualty_list_1916.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Turbulent_(1916)

One Comment

  • 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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