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11 Sep 1893
Stoke on Trent Staffordshire
Arthur was the son of James Stanhope Jenoure and Ada Isabel Jenoure (nee Houghton). James Jenoure was born in 1861 (christened Cheetham St Mark, Lancashire, 17 November 1861) one of five children of Katharine and Rev Henry Courtenay Jenoure (born Epperstone, Notts), who in 1871 was the vicar of St Helen's, Burton Joyce, Nottingham. James and Ada were married at St Gabriel's church, Deritend, Warwickshire, on 25 July 1883 and had four children; Douglas Stanhope Houghton (b. 1883 Elton Notts, registered O/N/D Shardlow, Derbyshire), Irene Florence (b. Hampton-in-Arden, birth registered 1887, J/F/M Meriden Warks), Arthur (b. 11 September 1893) and George Ethelred (b. 28 June 1896, Sledmere Yorkshire). At the time of the 1891 census James (29) was a boarder at 42 Bedford Road, Clapham, London; his occupation being a 'missionary to the deaf and dumb'. Meanwhile his wife Ada (33) and their two children, Douglas (7) and Irene Florence (4), were living with her widowed mother, an elementary school mistress, and Ada's sister, Florence (also an elementary school teacher), at Peel House, Hampton in Arden. By the time of the 1901 census, Ada, a worker for a lace curtain manufacturer, together with her children, Irene (14) and George Ethelred (4, b. 1896), were boarders in the household of a widow, Marian Hawkins, and her daughter, Sarah, at 24 Gladstone Street, Beeston, in the parish of St John the Baptist. Her husband, an assistant school teacher, was in the household as a visitor. Their two other sons, Douglas and Arthur, have not yet been traced on the 1901 Census. Irene married Garnet Alfred Baumfield in 1904 (marriage registered A/M/J Nottingham). By 1911 Ada was living with her daughter Irene, son-in-law Garnet and grandsons Raymond Massey (6) and Shaunie King (5), at 52 Burns Street, Nottingham. At the same date her husband, James (49), now a private tutor, was a boarder at 42 Bedford Road, Clapham, London. Her son Douglas (27) was a boarder at 19 Abbott Street, Doncaster, giving his occupation as dental practitioner although when he joined the army his occupation was 'dental mechanic'. George (14), was a train recorder, a boarder in the household of Mary Jane Mounsey, a widow, at 37 Cross Flatts Parade, Beeston, Leeds. Arthur had joined the Royal Navy in June 1910 straight from a naval training school, and in April 1911 he was a signal boy onboard HMS Hampshire in HM Dockyard Portsmouth. Arthur's brother George joined the Royal Navy on 7 November 1912 and died when HMS Good Hope was lost at the Battle of Coronel on 1 November 1914 (J/21192 (PO) Ordinary Signaller, Portsmouth Naval Memorial). At the time of George's death in 1914 Ada Jenoure was still living at 52 Burns Street. She died in Nottingham in 1929. James Jenoure later lived in Manchester and died there on 13 April 1947 and was buried in the Southern Cemetery, Manchester, on 16 April. Probate (effects £102 14s) was awarded to his daughter, Irene, who was widowed the same year, her husband Garnet had died a few months earlier in February. Irene died aged 62 in 1949 (death registered Dec, Surrey North-eastern). The third brother, Douglas, was married on 22 December 1914 at St Matthias Church, Nottingham, to Elizabeth Potter and they had two children, James Houghton, born 26 June 1915, and Joan Houghton born 10 September 1917. The family lived at 77 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham. He was called up for service on 9 January 1917 in the Army Service Corps Mechanical Transport (regimental number 97284) but was later compulsory transferred to the Machine Gun Corps before finishing his time in the army in the Tank Corps. Douglas only served at home and was demobilized to the Army Reserve on 12 March 1919, being discharged on 31 March 1920. He died in Surrey in 1963.
He joined the Royal Navy in 1910 straight from Watts Naval Training School, North Elmham, Near Dereham, Norfolk.
05 Jun 1916
3036847 - CWGC Website
Leading Signalman
HMS Hampshire Royal Navy
Arthur attended a naval training school and on 7 June 1910 he joined the Royal Navy straight from school as a boy seaman. On 11 September 1911 at the age of 18 he entered on a 12 year engagement. He served in the following ships and shore establishments: HMS Ganges, 7 June 1910-3 March 1911 (Boy 2nd Class, 10 October 1910 Boy 1st Class); Victory I, 4 March 1911-18 March 1911; HMS Hampshire, 19 March 1911-4 December 1911 (Ordinary Signalman 11 September 1911); Victory I, 5 December 1911-23 January 1912; HMS Dido, 24 January 1912-19 26 February 1912; HMS Odin, 27 February 1912-19 October 1912 (Able Signalman, 4 June 1912); Victory I, 20 October 1912-25 March 1913; HMS Irresistible, 26 March 1913-21 February 1915; HMS Inflexible, 22 February 1915-10 March 1915; HMS Queen Elizabeth, 11 March 1915-13 May 1915 (Leading Signalman 14 April 1915); HMS Lord Nelson, 14 May 1915-2 October 1915; Victory I, 3 October 1915-15 May 1916; HMS Hampshire, 16 May 1916-5 June 1916. Service documents annotated, ‘NP 4098/1916, DD 5 June 1916 when HMS Hampshire was lost.’ Arthur's body was not recovered for burial and he is commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial (Panel 14). HMS HAMPSHIRE. HMS Hampshire was ordered to carry Lord Kitchener from Scapa Flow on a diplomatic mission to Russia via the port of Arkhangelsk. Due to the gale-force conditions, it was decided that Hampshire would sail through the Pentland Firth, then turn north along the western coast of the Orkney Islands. This course would provide a lee from the strong winds, allowing escorting destroyers to keep pace with her. She departed Scapa Flow at 16:45 and about an hour later rendezvoused with her two escorts, the Acasta-class destroyers Unity and Victor. As the ships turned to the northwest the gale increased and shifted direction so that the ships were facing it head on. This caused the destroyers to fall behind Hampshire. As it was considered unlikely that enemy submarines would be active in such conditions, Captain Savill of the Hampshire ordered Unity and Victor to return to Scapa Flow. Sailing alone in heavy seas, Hampshire was approximately 1.5 mi (2.4 km) off the mainland of Orkney between Brough of Birsay and Marwick Head at 19:40 when an explosion occurred and she heeled to starboard. She had struck one of several mines laid by the German mine laying submarine U-75 on 28/29 May 1916, just before the Battle of Jutland. The detonation had holed the cruiser between bows and bridge, and the lifeboats were smashed against the side of the ship by the heavy seas when they were lowered. About 15 minutes after the explosion, Hampshire sank by the bow. Of the 735 crewmembers and 14 passengers aboard, only 12 crew survived after coming ashore on three Carley floats. A total of 737 were lost including Kitchener and all the members of the mission to Russia. (Wikipedia) Conspiracy theories implying that Hampshire and her crew were sacrificed by the British establishment in order to kill Lord Kitchener were rejected by a number of experts contributing to a 2016 study HMS Hampshire: A Century of Myths and Mysteries Unravelled. 'Two of the most persistent rumours examined were that the ship sailed through a known minefield and that the military refused to allow local Orcadians to help with rescue attempts. Their conclusions are that the first was down to a simple misprint in an official document and the second did not hold up to close scrutiny, except in just two isolated cases.' (The Scotsman 4/6/2016)
Arthur's married sister, Irene Bamfield, was notified of his death; she was then living at 2 Burn Street, Nottingham. Nottingham Evening Post, 10 June 1916: “LOST WITH THE HAMPSHIRE. “FEARED FATE OF NOTTINGHAM SAILOR" “Among those lost with the Hampshire, it is feared, was at least one Nottingham sailor, Petty Officer Arthur Stanhope Jenour, [sic] aged 21, second son of Mrs. Jenour, 9, Chaucer-villas, Chaucer-street. He had been in the navy about ten years, and had taken a special interest in signalling and wireless telegraphy, in both he was proficient. He had seen considerable service in the war, especially at the Dardanelles, and was on the Irresistible when she was sunk. Subsequently he volunteered to assist picking up the survivors of the torpedoed French warship the Bouvet, and for his conduct on that occasion he was awarded a medal. He was in Nottingham in January last, and after being stationed at Portsmouth went on the Hampshire when she started on her last voyage. So far no tidings regarding him have been received by his relatives. It is a coincidence that the Hampshire was the first ship to which he was assigned when he joined the service. His brother George, aged 17, lost his life in the action which resulted in the sinking of the Good Hope. The grandfather of the two young sailors was vicar at Burton Joyce for many years.” [[2] Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 10 June 1916: ‘Jenour (sic). June 5th, on HMS Hampshire, Arthur Jenour, leading signaller. Duty nobly done, Nellie.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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