Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.
Born: 3rd September 1880. St. Helen’s, Ipswich.
Died: 9th July 1917; age 36; Killed by internal explosion of vessel at Scapa Flow. Served 21 years.
Enlistment Details: Location: Chatham; Date: 29th July 1898 – signed up for 12 years. Occupation: Boot Finisher. Height: 5ft 8ins, dark complexion, brown eyes & black hair.
Passed educationally for Petty Officer – 3rd March 1914.
Rank: Petty Officer; Service Number: 189723 (Ch)
Regiment: H.M.S. ‘Vanguard’, Royal Navy.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Moses & Harriet Warne; husband of Louisa, of 18, Evelyn Terrace, Kew Foot Road, Richmond, Surrey.
1891 5, Regent Street, Ipswich.
John was 10 years old and living with his parents.
Moses George Warne, 40, a Bricklayers Labourer, born Ipswich.
Harriet Eliza Warne (nee Brown), 31, born Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich.
1901 Port Said, Mediterranean.
John was 20 years old, a crew member, ranked an Able Seaman on board H.M.S. ‘Rupert’ a Twin Screw, Coast Defence.
1911 Gillingham, Kent.
John was 30 years old, a Petty Officer- 1st Class Military Branch. H.M.S.’Rupert.’
On the 10th August 1913, at Christ Church, Richmond, Surrey, 32 year old, John, a Petty Officer – Royal Navy, married 32 year old, widow, Louisa Barbeary (nee Minett), both of 58, Selwyn Avenue, Richmond. Louisa was born 1879, Kingston on Thames.
They has 1 son:
John George Warne, born February 1914, Richmond, Surrey.
John is also remembered on the war memorial at St John the Divine, Richmond, Surrey. https://www.richmondteamministry.org/stjohn
Ipswich men lost on the Vanguard:
Arthur Palmer Athroll
William Henry Warne (brother)
Boy 1st Class
Images and information courtesy of Wendy Sadler
Henry Metcalf was my Great Uncle – my Grandmother’s younger brother
We have visited Scapa Flow twice on the anniversaries of the sinking of HMS Vanguard and hope to be going to the Centenary commemorations this year.