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John Richard was the son of George Henry and Rebecca Daykin nee Pridmore. George Henry was born in Basford in 1866 (A/M/J Basford) and Rebecca in Gosberton, Lincolnshire, in 1868 (A/M/J Spalding). In 1891 Rebecca (22) was a general servant in the household of John Stockwin, a beer house keeper, and his wife Sarah, at 96-98 High Street, Basford, Nottingham. George Henry and Rebecca were married in 1894 (A/M/J Basford) and by the time of the 1911 Census had had eight children of whom only seven survived. Seven children were named on the 1901 and 1911 Census: George Henry b. 5 March 1895 (J/F/M Basford), Amy Elizabeth b. 1896 (A/M/J Basford), Annie Winifred b. 12 July 1900 (J/A/S Nottingham), John Richard b. 12 July 1900 (J/A/S Nottingham), Joseph b. 1901 (O/N/D Nottingham), Horace b. 19 August 1906 (J/A/S Nottingham) and Arthur b. 1909 (O/N/D Nottingham). In 1901 George (34), a coal miner, and Rebecca (32) were living at 146 High Street, Old Basford, with their four children George (6), Amy (5), Annie (8 months) and John (8 months). By 1911 the family was living at 138 High Street, Old Basford. George and Rebecca now had seven children, all of whom were still living at home: George Henry (16) a lace machine builder, Amy (15) a lace mender, Annie (10), John (10), Joseph (9), Horace (4) and Arthur (1). John's parents were living at 64 Church Street, Old Basford, when they were notified of their son's death in 1919, but the CWGC record gives their address as 2 Church Street, Old Basford. George Henry senior died at the age of 64 in 1930 (September Nottingham) and Rebecca at the age of 67 in 1934 (June Nottingham). Of John's siblings: George Henry died in 1970 (March Derby) at the age of 75. Amy Elizabeth (Daykin) died on 19 July 1953; her home address was 44 Cowley Street, Old Basford. Annie Winifred probably married Joseph Richardson in 1919 (J/A/S Nottingham). Horace may have married Elsie EA Bucknell in 1938 (A/M/J Nottingham). He died in 1975 (March Nottingham).
He was a blacksmith when he joined the Royal Navy in 1918.
21 Feb 1919
3055671 - CWGC Website
SS/119164 (Po)
Stoker 2nd Class
HMS Victory Royal Navy
John joined the Royal Navy on a 12 year engagement (5 years + 7 years Royal Fleet Reserve) on 16 July 1918. He served as a stoker in HMS Victory, a shore establishment. He died of pneumonia in the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar on 21 February 1919 and was buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery. His service record was annotated, 'NP 2296/19. DD 21 Feby. 1919. Pneumonia. in RN Hospital Haslar'.
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 24 February 2019: ‘Daykin. On the 21st inst., of pneumonia, at the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Portsmouth, John Richard (Royal Navy), beloved son of George Henry and Rebecca Daykin, of Old Basford, Nottingham, aged 18 years.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Probate: Daykin Amy Elizabeth of 44 Cowley-street Old Basford Nottingham spinster died 19 July 1953 at 41 Lower-road Beeston Nottinghamshire Administration Nottingham 12 October [1953] to George Henry Daykin fitter. Effects £218 14s. 10d.
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