Tilbury, John


John Tilbury

Rank: Warrant Officer

Ship: HMS Cape of Good Hope

Uncle: E J Tilbury

Brothers: William Tilbury & R F Tilbury

Address: Hastings

Other Info: HMS Good Hope was sunk in the Battle of Coronel in November 1914 with the loss of all crew. John Tilbury was not listed as one of those lost.

Published: November 1914

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2 Replies to “Tilbury, John”

  1. From what I can find John was born John Ernest Tilbury in Portsea RD – his birthdate is recorded in Naval records and at the time of the 1939 Register as 15 Feb 1879. He lived with his grandfather Charles Francis in 1881/1891 and 1901. The name of his parents not yet ascertained. He was declared “medically unfit” 1st March 1920. In 1939 he was living at Pylands, Pylands Lane , Winchester R.D., Hampshire – a Fruit and Veg Grower/producer with his wife Rosa (nee Hayles). His death was registered in 1953.
    Geni profile https://www.geni.com/people/John-Tilbury/6000000042072348313

    1. His mother was Jane Tilbury. He was born in the Union workhouse in Portsea – Jane a Domestic servant – same address.

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