Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.
Family photographs courtesy of John Warne.
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.
Impregnable – Boy 2nd Class – 24th August 1899 – 30th June 1901
Lion – Boy 2nd Class – 1st July 1900 – 31st August 1901
Lion – Boy 1st Class – 1st September 1901 – 15th June 1902
Australia – Boy 1st Class – 16th June 1902 – 5th October 1902
Rupert – Boy 1st Class – 6th October 1902 – 15th November 1906
Rubert – Ordinary Seaman – 16th November 1906 – 8th October 1911
Rupert – Able Seaman – 9th October 1911 – 21st November 1911
Pembroke I – Able Seaman – March 1914
Wildfire – Able Seaman – 22nd November 1911 – 30th July 1915
Pembroke – Able Seaman – 31st July 1915
Northampton – Able Seaman
Hawke – Leading Seaman
Hawke – Petty Officer 2nd Class
Wildfire – Petty Officer 2nd Class
Magnificent – Petty Officer 2nd Class
Magnificent – Petty Officer 1st Class
Africa – Petty Officer 1st Class
Pembroke – Petty Officer 1st Class
Hogue – Petty Officer 1st Class
King Edward VII – Petty Officer 1st Class
Ganges II – Petty Officer 1st Class
Queen – Petty Officer 1st Class
Pembroke I – Petty Officer 1st Class
Vanguard – Petty Officer 1st Class
Vanguard – Petty Officer.
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 2 sons:
John George Warne, born February 1914, Richmond, Surrey – baptised: 15th December 1916, at St John the Divine, Richmond, of 18, Evelyn Terrace, Richmond – John was a Petty Officer 2nd Class.
Ernest William Warne, born September 1917, Richmond – died 1918, Richmond, Surrey.
Step daughter: Dorothy May Barbeary, born May 1909, 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.