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Was there a coastguard station in Roker?
« on: Friday 22 September 17 15:11 BST (UK) »
Henry Alexander Chivers was a coastguard living in Roker, Sunderland, Durham in 1911; at the time he was 30 years old and from 1939 to 1949 when he died he was living in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

I would like to know if the coastguard stations in Roker and Grimsby had lists of coastguards at the stations.
I would like to know more about Henry Alexander Chivers if possible.

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Re: Was there a coastguard station in Roker?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 22 September 17 15:45 BST (UK) »
You can see the Roker Coast Guard Station on the 1919 map at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html#/Map/440588/558735/12/101064
It opened in 1904.
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Re: Was there a coastguard station in Roker?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 22 September 17 15:48 BST (UK) »
Thank you Stan, very helpful :D :D

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Re: Was there a coastguard station in Roker?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 22 September 17 15:55 BST (UK) »
This is Google Street View of the Coast Guard Cottages https://goo.gl/maps/XraSNLuYTcA2

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Re: Was there a coastguard station in Roker?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 22 September 17 16:09 BST (UK) »
The 1891 Census Living at 3 Wellington Place, Walcot, Bath. RG12; Piece: 1935; Folio: 42; Page: 18
William G Chivers   43
Jane Chivers      42
Eleanor J Chivers   17
William G Chivers   15
Edward A Chivers   13
Ann E Chivers      11
Henry A Chivers      9
Alexander J Chivers   4
Joseph S Chivers   1
In the 1901 Census he was a Seaman RN, at Devonport RG13; Piece: 2106; Folio: 114; Page: 3

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Re: Was there a coastguard station in Roker?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 September 17 16:13 BST (UK) »
Thanks again Stan :)

I have been told that most of the coastguards were in the RN before taking on a post as coast guard.

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Re: Was there a coastguard station in Roker?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 24 September 17 16:11 BST (UK) »
Having looked at his service record I think this is your man : http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7143874. If so he was awarded the British War Medal and the Long Service Good Conduct Medal.

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Re: Was there a coastguard station in Roker?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 25 September 17 15:07 BST (UK) »
Thank You Martin for finding the right man. 8) The information helps to fill in a few gaps in his lifeline. :D
I have ordered and downloaded the file for my own research.

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