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30 Dec 1883
Henry Arnold was the third of five sons of Thomas Lowe Morley and his wife Mary Kate (Kate) (nee Burgess). His father was born in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire, in 1854 (O/N/D Bingham) and his mother in Middlesex in 1855 (A/M/J Lewisham London). They were married in 1876 (marriage registered O/N/D Derby) and had seven children: George Marriott birth registered 1877 (J/F/M Derby), Thomas Lowe b. 1879 (A/M/J Derby), Lilian Maud (Lily) b. 1882 (O/N/D Nottingham), Henry Arnold b. 30 December 1883, Nottingham (RN record), Robert Burgass b. 28 April 1890 (A/M/J Nottingham), Beatrice Ellen b. 5 November 1892 (O/N/D Nottingham) and Percy Edward (Edward/Ted) b. 1895 (A/M/J Nottingham). Given that Thomas and Kate were married in Derby and their two eldest children were born there it is to be presumed that they were living there until at least mid-1879 when the second child was born. However by 1881 they had moved to Nottingham and were living at 21 Snow Hill, Nottingham, with their two sons George (4) and Thomas (1). Thomas was a lace maker. By 1891 Thomas and Kate were at 13 Lime Terrace, Sneinton. They now had five children, George (14) who was working as a newsboy-hawker, Thomas (11), Maud (8), Henry (7) and Robert (11 months). Their two youngest children, Beatrice and Percy, were born in 1892 and 1895 respectively. Kate died aged 41 in 1897 (A/M/J Nottingham) just two years after the birth of her youngest child. She was buried in Nottingham on 5 June 1897. The widowed Thomas was living at 26 Ilkeston Road by 1901; he was still working as a Leivers lace maker. Only five of his children were still living at home: Lily (18), a lace mender, Henry (17), a lace carriage straightener, Robert (10), Beatrice (8) and Percy (6). Thomas's two eldest sons, George and Thomas, had each married some years before the 1901 Census. George married Henrietta Wells in 1895 (O/N/D Nottingham) and in 1901 was living with his wife and two children, Mabel Kate (3) and Cyril George (1) at 44 Bloomsgrove Street, Radford. George was working as a cycle fitter for a cycle maker. Thomas junior had married Elizabeth Shephard on 6 October 1900 and in 1901 they were living at 2 Elm Tree Terrace, Lenton, with their daughter Ada (2). Thomas was working as a lace pattern maker. Henry joined the Royal Navy in April 1902 and was still serving at the time of the next census in 1911. Thomas senior was then living at 44 Moorgate Street, Nottingham. Only Robert (20), a labourer, Beatrice (18), a lace mender, and Edward (16) a hosiery folder, were still living at home. Robert was described as married on the census form, which had been completed by his father, but no trace has yet been found of a marriage. Beatrice Ellen, married Alphaeus Jordan later in 1911 (marriage registered A/M/J Nottingham). Percy's eldest sister, Lilian, had married Joseph Hancock in 1904 (O/N/D Nottingham) and in 1911 she and Joseph (27 b. Eckington, Derbyshire), a French polisher (furniture), were living at 11 MacFarlane Terrace, Lombard Street, Lenton, with their two children, Walter (5) and Joseph (4); another child had died in infancy. George and Henrietta were now living at 80 Mitchell Street, Radford, with their three children; Mabel (13) a lace curtain mender, Cyril George (11) and Thomas Henry (4). Thomas and Elizabeth had moved to 1 Commercial Street, Spring Close, Nottingham. They now had three children; Ada (12), Samuel Thomas (9) and May Emma (4); another child had died in infancy. It is possible that Ada died young as when Thomas attested in November 1915 only the names of three children were given on his service record: Samuel Thomas (19 April 1901), May Emily (30 March 1906) and Alice Elizabeth (date illegible but birth index Alice E Morley, 1911 A/M/J Nottingham). His brother Percy joined the Army in September 1911, naming his father, his married brother George and sister Beatrice Jordan as his next of kin. His father had already moved to 24 Hucknall Road, Carrington, and this was also given as George's address. Beatrice's address was given as Little John Terrace, Little John Street, Nottingham. Two of Henry's brothers also served in the war. Percy, who had joined the Lincolnshire Regiment in 1911 (9228 Private), was killed on 17 October 1914 while serving with the Regiment's 1st Battalion in France (Le Touret Memorial Richebourg-’Avoue, Calais). Thomas Lowe attested in December 1915 with the South Staffordshire Regiment and was mobilized in 1917, serving in France with the Regiment's 1/6th Battalion from May 1917. He survived the war and was demobilized in January 1919. Percy's nephew, Cyril George Morley, the son of his brother George Marriott, also served; he attested in June 1917, was posted on 5 March 1918 and demobilized in November 1919. In April 1919 Beatrice completed a form for the Army listing her brother Percy's surviving blood relatives: Father: Thomas Lowe Morley, 24 Hucknall Road Carrington Brothers: George Morley (42) Wyville Street, Nottingham; Thomas Morley (39) 4 Harold Road off Hartley Road, Nottingham; Robert Morley (29) 8 Beaconsfield Terrace, Salisbury Street, Nottingham Sisters: Lilian Hancock (36) 13 Heighington Grove, Wallis Street, Old Basford; Beatrice Jordan (26), 9 Littlejohn Terrace, Peas Hill Road, Nottingham. Beatrice was widowed in 1922 when her husband Alphaeus died at the age of 33 (buried 3 March 1922). They had had at least one child, Edward Alphaeus (b. 4 January 1911, d. 10 December 1982). Beatrice married secondly Philip Flewitt in 1934 (J/F/M Nottingham). Beatrice died at the age of 90 in 1983 (March Nottingham) a few months after her son; the address on both their Probate records was 19 Glentworth Road, Nottingham. Thomas Lowe junior died on 30 April 1934 at the age of 58; Elizabeth survived him. They were living at 3 Harold Road, Radford, at the time of his death. Thomas Lowe senior died at the age of 84 in 1938 (December Nottingham) and was buried in Nottingham on 12 December. George Marriott died on 2 January 1951 aged 73. Lilian Maud died at the age of 85 in 1967 (December Nottingham) and was buried on 22 December. Robert died in 1971 (September Nottingham) aged 81. He may have married Gladys E Blake in 1928 (A/M/J Nottingham.
He was a lace carriage straightener in 1901 and a lace carriage maker when he joined the Royal Navy on 3 April 1902
01 Jun 1916
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Petty Officer Stoker
HMS Turbulent Royal Navy
Henry joined the Royal Navy on a 12 year engagement on 3 April 1902 when he was 18 years old and on completion of his engagement extended his service from 30 May 1914 'to completion'. He served in the following ships and shore establishments: Pembroke II, 3 April 1902-8 December 1902 (Stoker 2nd Class); HMS Anson, 9 December 1902-6 May 1904 (Stoker, 1 February 1904); Pembroke II, 7 May 1904-30 September 1904; HMS Leander, 1 October 1904-28 February 1906; Pembroke II, 1 March 1906-14 May 1906; HMS Sutley, 15 May 1906-13 October 1906 (Stoker 1st Class, 1 July 1906); Pembroke II, 14 October 1906-5 November 1906; HMS Africa, 6 November 1906-15 February 1909; Pembroke II, 16 February 1909-4 March 1909; HMS Acteon, 5 March 1909-4 March 1910; Pembroke II, 5 March 1910-20 March 1910; HMS (-), 21 March 1910-12 August 1912 (Acting Leading Stoker, 2 April 1912); Pembroke II, 13 August 1912-20 January 1913 (Leading Stoker, 12 December 1912); HMS Blenheim, 21 January 1913-30 September 1913; HMS Egmont, 1 October 1913-31 March 1914 (Stoker PO, 12 February 1914); HMS Blenheim (Grasshopper), 1 April 1914-30 September 1915; Pembroke II (Grasshopper), 1 October 1915-24 November 1915; HMS Blenheim (Grasshopper), 25 November 1915-31 December 1915; Pembroke II, 1 January 1916-28 April 1916; DIo (Turbulent), 29 April 1916-1 June 1916. [31 May deleted]. Service record annotated, ‘NP 4308/1916. DD 1 June 1916 Killed in Action’ and also: ‘Dido (Turbulent) Missing in HMS Turbulent 31 May 1916’. Although the date of the Battle of Jutland is generally given as 31 May the engagement continued into the following day, and Henry's date of death was presumed on 1 June. 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 15th February 1915. She was launched on 5th 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)
Henry's father, was living at 24 Hucknall Road, Carrington, when the Royal Navy notified him of his son's death in 1916. Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 10 June 1916: ‘Morley. Lost with HMS Turbulent, May 31st, Henry Arnold Morley, stoker, PO, dearly beloved son of Thomas Morley, late of Radford. Nobly did his duty. From his sorrowing father, brothers and sisters.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 31 May 1917: ‘Morley. In loving memory of my dearly beloved son, First-class P.O. Henry Arnold Morley, who was lost with HMS Turbulent in naval battle off Jutland, May 31st 1916, late of 24, Hucknall-road and Radford. Sorrowing father, sisters, brothers (Tom in France). At rest.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Probate: Morley Henry Arnold of 24 Holden-street Radford Nottingham died 1 June 1916 at sea Administration Nottingham 28 September [1934] to Thomas Lowe Morley retired lace maker. Effects £176 19s. 7d.
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