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05 May 1870
Gainsborough Lincolnshire
William Charles Warriner was born in 1870 at Gainsborough and was the 45 year-old son of the late George and Elizabeth Warriner née Otter, His father was born in 1840 at Darlton, Nottinghamshire and his mother Elizabeth Otter was born in in 1842 Marton, Lincolnshire, they were married in 1860 at Sheffield and had the following children John Henry b1862, George Wilson b1865 and William Charles b1870, all were born in Gainsborough. William Charles married Bertha Mansfield (born 22nd November 1872 Boston) in 1902, their marriage was recorded in the Sheffield Registration district of 29 Bloomsgrove Street Radford, Nottingham. Originally of 3 Garden Terrace, Denman St., Radford (See RM service details). He was the father of Florence Annie born 23rd July 1903, Walter born 12th April 1906, Maud Lilian born 1st October 1907 and Hilda May Warriner born 10th December 1909. In the 1911 census the family are living at 17 Ossington Street, Nottingham and are shown as William Charles 40 yrs a goods porter on the railway, he is living with his wife Bertha Elizabeth and their children, Florence Annie 7 yrs a scholar, Walter 4 yrs, Maud Lillian 3 yrs and Hilda May 1 year of age. Commencing 13th January 1916 his widow was awarded a pension of 25 shillings a week.
He was a railway goods porter.
13 Jul 1915
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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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