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HMS Pembroke - WW1
« on: Saturday 30 October 10 13:26 BST (UK) »
Pickett, Frederick William b. 1894 Wycombe, Bucks

Joined the Royal Navy and believed to have been at HMS Pembroke, the Chatham Shore Station. Nothing else can be found on him. I do not know which ship he was asssigned to or when or where he died. See his photo taken in WW1 but date unknown.
Can anyone please help me regarding records I can search, etc, etc,?

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Re: HMS Pembroke - WW1
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 30 October 10 13:40 BST (UK) »
His records are Available to download from the national Archives, the cost is 3 - 50


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CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester, Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: HMS Pembroke - WW1
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 30 October 10 13:42 BST (UK) »
I am sorry, I did not notice this was your first post, welcome, you will find lots of people willing to help you here.

Just click on the link I have given you, it will take yous straight to his record.

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CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester, Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.


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Re: HMS Pembroke - WW1 Pickett, Frederick William, born 29 Sep 1893
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 30 October 10 17:28 BST (UK) »
To Jebber
Thank you so very much for helping me - I had no idea about going to the National Archives and was going to write to the Navy! I panicked a little when I saw it would cost me 3-50 then I realised it was 3.50 !!
I have the Record now - very hard to read. It seems Frederick was discharged in 1920 so I am still looking for his whereabouts after that and his date and place of death.

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Re: HMS Pembroke - WW1
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 30 October 10 20:47 BST (UK) »
It is not easy tracking someone with little information, as you come forward in time.  I see he was in the London area prior to enlisting, so it may be worth concentrating on that area to begin with.

As for the difficulty in reading Frederick's records, I have some like that.
Did you download the file, or simply print it off? I always download them  and save them to my PC, I  then use the zoom facility in Adobe, that usually solves the problem. :)

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CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester, Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: HMS Pembroke - WW1
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 30 October 10 20:59 BST (UK) »
Hello, and welcome to Rootschat.

If you look on the FreeBMD website and put in his details, and search for marriages, there are quite a few for Frederick W Pickett.  Of course, the difficulty then is to identify which (if any) are your man.  However, you might find that some of the places have a link to your family which might help you to narrow things down a bit.

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Suffolk: Pearl(e),  Garnham, Southgate, Blo(o)mfield,Grimwood/Grimwade,Josselyn/Gosling
Durham/Yorkshire: Sedgwick/Sidgwick, Shadforth
Ireland: Davis
Norway: Torreson/Torsen/Torrison
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Re: HMS Pembroke - WW1
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 06 November 10 17:47 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Jebber
Yes I had already downloaded to my computer and used the zoom button, but the handwriting was VERY impenetrable!!  Got most of what I needed, so many thanks again to you.

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Re: HMS Pembroke - WW1
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 06 November 10 17:58 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Greensleeves
You have all been so welcoming and helpful on this Site.  I cannot find a likely Marriage for my Sailor but I do believe I have found a Death for him at age only 39.  He had a brother, 2 years his senior, who joined The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Dec 1915 and died only 7 months later at The Battle of the Somme.  Family stories said Frederick had perished at sea during WW1 but the National Archives Record show that he was not discharged from The Royal Navy until Apr 1920!

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Re: HMS Pembroke - WW1
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 01 December 20 13:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi, this is a bit of a long shot. I am looking for a relative called, Thomas Tempelton Bernard Cole, he was from the north of Ireland. He signed up for a 12 year engagement, on 3.9.1909 working as a Leading Stoker in the R.N., being based in Chatham. H.M.Pembroke. Would be grateful for any help.
Catherine.