Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.
Born: 18th September 1899, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.
Died: 9th July 1917; age 17; Killed by internal explosion of vessel at Scapa Flow.
Enlistment Details: Location: Chatham; Date: 18th September 1917 – 12 years. Residence/Occupation: Training Ship Mount Edgecumbe, Saltash, Cornwall. Height: 5ft 0 1/2ins, fresh complexion, brown eyes & brown hair.
Impregnable – Boy II – 19th August 1915.
Impregnable – Boy I – 29th July 1915 – 9th September 1915.
Defiance – Boy I – 10th September 1915 – 6th October 1915.
Roxburgh – Boy I – 7th October 1915 – 7th August 1916.
Vanguard – Boy I – 8th August 1916 – 9th July 1917.
Rank: Boy 1st Class; Service Number: J.37401(Ch)
Regiment: H.M.S. ‘Vanguard’, Royal Navy.
Chatham Naval Memorial,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Moses & Harriet Warne; brother-in-law of Louisa, of 18, Evelyn Terrace, Kew Foot Road, Richmond, Surrey.
Brother to JOHN WILLIAM WARNE & GEORGE WILLIAM WARNE.
1901 12, Wells Street, Ipswich.
Willie was a year old and living with his parents & brothers.
Moses George Warne, 50, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Ipswich.
Harriet Eliza Warne (nee Brown), 43, born Tanners Lane, Ipswich.
Ernest Warne, 10, born St. Helen’s, Ipswich.
George Warne, 7, born St. Helen’s, Ipswich.
1911 7, Ernest Street, Ipswich.
Willie was 11 years old and living with his widowed mother & brother.
George, 17, a Newsagents Assistant.
William is also remembered on the war memorial at St John the Divine, Richmond, Surrey. https://www.richmondteamministry.org/stjohn
Arthur Palmer Athroll
John William Warne
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.