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01 Feb 1878
Croydon Surrey
George was the son of John and Martha Jarvis. John was born in Cheadle, Staffordshire, and Martha was born in Edingley, Nottinghamshire. John completed the 1911 Census with the information that he and Martha had been married for 40 years and had had seven children of whom only three survived. Four children were named on the census between 1881 and 1911; Jane (baptised 17 March 1872, Warlingham Surrey), Alice (b. Croydon), George (b. Croydon, 1 February 1878) and Henry (b. abt. 1883, Sneinton). Jane died aged 15 in 1887 (death registered J/A/S Nottingham). In 1881 John (37), a coachman, and Martha (33) were living at 10 White Street, Sneinton, with their three children, Jane (9), Alice (5) and George (3). They were still at the same address ten years later but only their sons George (13) and Henry (9) were at home on the night of the census. Their daughter Alice (15) was a domestic servant at Chilwell Road, Beeston, in the household of Kate Robinson (30), a widow with four young children, who was a grocer. There were also two boarders in the household. Jane, the eldest daughter, died six years later in 1887 at the age of 15. George joined the Royal Navy on 31 October 1899 and his brother, Henry attested in the Sherwood Foresters (7171 Private) on 11 October 1899. Henry was with the South Africa Field Force during the Boer War and was wounded at Roodeval on 7 June 1900. By 1901 John and Martha were living at 18 Hutton Street, Colwick Road, Sneinton. Living with them were Alice (25) a machinist and Henry (19) a soldier who was probably at home recovering from injuries sustained in the Boer War, and also their grandson Leonard Jarvis (7, b. 20 October 1896). Henry married Lucy Leverton at Nottingham Register Office on 5 April 1906 and in 1914 was living at 51 Broad Street, Sneinton. In 1911 John (67), a coachman domestic, and Martha (65), a cook domestic, were still at 18 Hutton Street. Also in the home was their daughter, Alice Robinson, who had been married for eight years but there were no children of the marriage, a nephew, Cyril Jarvis (22 b. Denston Staffordshire) a grocer's assistant, and their grandson, Leonard Jarvis (17), a joiner/mechanic. There is a record of an Alice Jarvis marrying George William Robinson in 1903 (O/N/D Nottingham). Henry, who had been discharged from the army in 1902, rejoined on 8 September 1914 but was discharged on 27 October 1914, 'medically unfit; not likely to become an efficient soldier.' He attested again on 7 July 1915 and was posted on 23 November the same year but was again discharged as not physically fit 'for war service' on 23 March 1916. George's nephew, Leonard, joined the Royal Navy on 1 July 1915 'hostilities only' (M14246) and was discharged on 3 April 1919. He probably died in 1970 at the age of 72 (death registered March, Boston Lincs).
He joined the Royal Navy on 31 October 1899.
01 Jun 1916
3051162 - CWGC Website
Stoker 1st Class
HMS Turbulent Royal Navy
George joined the Royal Navy on 31 October 1899 on a 12 year engagement. His last ship was Pembroke II on 31 October 1911 and he was discharged shore, engagement expired, as a Stoker 1st Class). He rejoined the Navy on 12 August 1914 for the period of hostilities and served in the following ships and shore establishments: Pembroke II, 12 August 1914-5 March 1916; HMS Dido, 23 August 1914-5 March 1916; Pembroke II, 6 March 1916-11 May 1916; HMS Dido (Turbulent), 12 May 1916-1 June 1916. His Naval record was annotated, ‘NP 4308/1916. DD 1st June 1916. Killed in action.’ He was killed at the Battle of Jutland; his body was not recovered for burial and he is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. HMS Turbulent was one of four Talisman Class destroyers ordered for the Ottoman Navy and taken over by the Royal Navy during the First World War. The vessel was originally to have been named Ogre, but was renamed whilst under construction on 15 February 1915. She was launched on 5 January 1916. Turbulent served with the 10th Destroyer Flotilla of the Grand Fleet on completion. She was sunk on 1st June 1916 at the Battle of Jutland by the German battleship SMS Westfalen. with the deaths of 90 crew members. The surviving 13 became prisoners of war. The wreck site is designated as a protected place under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986. (Wikipedia)
Nottingham Evening Post, Roll of Honour, 8 June 1916: ‘Jarvis. On May 31st, George Jarvis, stoker, HMS Turbulent, eldest son of Martha and the late John Jarvis, of 18 Sutton-street, Sneinton. At rest.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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