We remember John Travers Cornwell

We remember John Travers Cornwell

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Timeline

Timeline

1888
sibling Arthur F Cornwell Source:6631753 1888
1890
sibling Alice M Cornwell Source:6631753 1890
1898
sibling Ernest E Cornwell Source:6631753 1898
1900
birth Clyde Cottage Clyde Place Leyton Essex United Kingdom Source:6424559 8th January 1900
1901
dates Age 1 Source:6631753 1901
1911
dates Age 10 Source:6631787 1911
1915
service Royal Navy Boy 2nd Class J42563 HMS Vivid I Source:6424559 31st July 1915 - 21st January 1916
1916
service Royal Navy Boy 1st Class J42563 HMS Vivid I Source:6424559 22nd January 1916 - 1st May 1916
1916
service Royal Navy Boy 1st Class J42563 HMS Chester Source:6424559 2nd May 1916 - 2nd June 1916
1916
awards St George Cross Fourth Class - Russia Other War Service Award Source:8956562 1st June 1916
1916
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:6655436 15th September 1916
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:6424559
service Royal Navy Boy 1st Class J42563 HMS Chester Source:6424559
1916
death Died of wounds Served on HMS Chester a member of the gun crew during the Battle of Jutland. His gun was taken out along with a lot of his crew. Badly injured he stayed at his post awaiting orders. Grimsby District Hospital Lincolnshire United Kingdom Source:6631720 Source:6424559 2nd June 1916
burial Manor Park Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Forest Gate Essex United Kingdom Section 55 West Grave 13 Source:6424559

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names John Travers
Initials JT
Last Name Cornwell,
Source 8489591
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeCertaintySource
Clyde Place, Low Leyton, Essex United Kingdom parents address known 1901
Romford Road, Forest Gate, East Ham, Essex United Kingdom school/college address known 1911-04-02
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
Royal Navy J42563 HMS Vivid I Boy 2nd Class
Royal Navy J42563 HMS Vivid I Boy 1st Class
Royal Navy J42563 HMS Chester Boy 1st Class
Royal Navy J42563 HMS Chester Boy 1st Class
Awards
AwardTypeSource
St George Cross Fourth Class - Russia Other War Service Award
VC British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Lily Cornwell mother
Eli Cornwell father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Arthur F Cornwell brother 1888
Alice M Cornwell sister 1890
Ernest E Cornwell brother 1898

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Royal Navy Seamen 1899-1919
WW1 Naval Casualties Transcription Helen29195
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Helen29195
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Helen29195
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Helen29195
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription Charlotte33
Victoria Cross Recipients 1854-2006 Transcription Charlotte33
British Royal Navy & Royal Marines, Battle of Jutland 1916 servicemen Transcription Susan26537
England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Transcription Keith1947

External Evidence

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Victoria Cross citation, the London Gazette Charlotte33
Service records at The National Archives Trevor321
Service records on Ancestry.co.uk Trevor321
Historic Englad - 'Battle of Jutland Memorials Listed' Catherine91214
Jack Cornwell remembered on new £5 coin Catherine91214
Jack Cornwell And The HMS Chester Gun Jonathan101862
Jack Cornwell Jonathan101862
Russian medals for the Battle of Jutland Keith1947
Jack Cornwell's Grandmother Joanna19174
The Late Mrs. E. M. Kifford Joanna19174

Multimedia

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Portrait photograph of John Travers Cornwell Charlotte33
Gun was manned by Jack Cornwell Charlotte33
The Cornwell Cross paul490
Alone at his gun paul490
HMS Chester paul490
Cornwell Cottages Susan26537
Cornwell Cottages Plaque Susan26537
The Battle of Jutland Memorial Park, Thyborøn Robert74668
Funeral Sue60594
newspaper article Sue60594
Stamp Sue60594
Facts Sue60594

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