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Jack Arthur Marriott

Rank: Able Seaman

Lifetime: 1897-1917

Reference: LZ526/7

Able-seaman Jack Arthur Marriott (LZ526/7) of the 3rd Reserve Battalion of the Royal Naval Division died on 3 December 1917 from “disease” according to the UK Royal Naval & Royal Marine War Graves Roll (the “RN Roll”). He had joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. The date of death given in the notice of his death in The Surrey Comet dated 2 January 1918 is, however, 31 December 1917 which is probably correct (rather than 3 December).

The RN Roll gives his date of birth as 4 November 1897. His parents were living in Laburnam Villas (19 Lower Teddington Road) at the date of his birth and the baptismal records of St John the Baptist record that he was baptised at the church on 11 December 1897. However, by the time of the 1911 Census he was living with his parents, Alfred Herbert Marriott (aged 48) and Mary Lillian (or Lily as she is described at his baptism) Marriott (aged 52) at Fresno, Stanwell Rd, Ashford , Middlesex. The household included his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Mary Marriott (an impressive 88 years old) as well as his two older sisters, Joan Audrey (18) and Rance Cordelia (16) and older brother Herbert Owen (15) and, of course, Jack Arthur (then aged 13).

By 1917 the Marriott family had returned to Hampton Wick as the notification of his death was sent, according to the RN Roll, to his father at Westgate (20 Glamorgan Road), Hampton Wick which the Marriott family had occupied since 1915.

According to the notice of his death in The Surrey Comet dated 2 January 1918 Able Seaman died at home at Westgate, 20 Glamorgan Road on 31 (not 3) December 1917

He was buried at St James Churchyard in Hampton Hill on 5 January 1918 according to the Church’s Register of Burials now kept at the London Metropolitan Archives.

The first phase of this Project is to gather information about the men commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial who fought in the Great War, also known as World War I, WWI or the First World War.

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