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05 May 1870
Gainsborough Lincolnshire
He was the husband of Bertha E. [Elizabeth] Warriner of 29 Bloomsgrove Street Radford,Nottingham.(CWGC). Originally of 3 Garden Terrace, Denman St., Radford (See RM service details). He was the father of Florence Annie, Walter, Maud Lilian and Hilda May Warriner.
He was a railway goods porter.
13 Jul 1915
3055282 - CWGC Website
Portsmouth Bn Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry
Enlisted 9 September 1914 (short service). Formerly served as PO/3885 Private William Warrener RMLI 4/7/1887-21/2/1895 Discharged "Undesirable" (Landed Gambia Expedition Feb. and March 1894, HMS "Raleigh") ; ex-6845 Private Notts & Derby Regt., enlisted 9/9/14 and transferred to RMLI short-service 16/9/14 ; Portsmouth Bn. Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 28/2/15-13/7/15 DD. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Warriner was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).'
ADM/157 Signature reads "Warriner" ; RND Card Index in ADM/157/2673 ; Promoted Acting Corporal 10/2/15, Acting Sergeant 1/5/15 ; Next-of-Kin: Wife, Bertha Elizabeth Warriner, 3 Garden Terrace, Denman St., Radford, Notts., later of: 29 Bloomsgrove Street, Radford, Notts. Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 29 July 1915: 'WARRENER(sic) killed in action July 13th, Corporal (acting Sgt) William Charles Warrener RMLI, husband of Elizabeth Warrener aged 45 years.'
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