ROYAL NAVY RESERVE

ROYAL NAVY VOLUNTEER RESERVE

2811E.S A. F. GREEN. ENGN. R.N.R.

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Arthur Frederick Green was born on 11th March 1873 in Hull, Yorkshire. He was married to Alice Walker (1871-1948) and lived at 9 Alexander Terrace, Bean Street, Hull with his four children. 

Green was an Engineman in the Royal Navy Reserve serving aboard H.M. Trawler "King Emperor" - a minesweeping trawler. On the 4th of February 1916, H.M.T. King Emperor collided with S/S Kattegatt, a Swedish steamer, off Sheerness. 

Seven other men lost their lives in the collision aboard H.M.T. King Emperor:

  • Thomas Arthur Cook

  • George Dickinson

  • James Gillard

  • Newbigging

  • Stahl

  • Frederick James Taylor

  • George Ernest Ward

Green is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial as well as the Marfleet Roll of Honour in Hull. An article covering some of his life is available on the website Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918. 

Green's records are available at the National Archives: BT 377/7/132219

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S/S Kattegatt - 1873

B.Z.4919 H. E. ASHBY. SIG. R.N.V.R.

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Herbert Edward Ashby was born on 27th March 1897. He was a clerk and at the time of enlistment his address was 18 Gwendolen Road, Leicester.

 

Joining the Royal Naval Division on 8th January 1916 he was posted to 4th Battalion "Collingwood" where he was recommended for signals work that began in February 1916. In April of the same year he was drafted from Signal School Depot (SS/2463) to R.N. Barracks, Chatham. 

Ashby served until 1919 until he was demobilised.

Ashby's records are available at the National Archives: ADM/337/7/180 & ADM 339/1/1007