INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN
Welcome to this belated edition of our Bulletin – the first official issue after the Specials on the September Commemoration ceremonies.
You may have wondered: ‘What happened to Henk? Has he forgotten about us, after sending a Seasons Greeting?’. No, I did not, but indeed, I took a few months off, needed some time to reflect, to organise my files, to visit some neglected friends, and take some rest.
And now I have resumed my activities, as your Chairman ought to do. On my shelves are the dossiers of over 60 men on the cruisers, waiting for publication in our Bulletin. In this Bulletin you will find information about the Members I welcomed in Bulletin-8. I am welcoming some 30 more in this one, and write about them in the next Bulletin-10.
And of course all will be on the website.
My best wishes to you all. As always looking forward to your reactions.
Henk H.M. van der Linden
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BARRATT, Percival J, Stoker 1c (RFR B 7811), SS 103275 (Ch)
His name should be spelt “BARROTT”
Percival John Barrott was my grandfathers younger brother, born in Horton Village, Buckinghamshire England 1888, he died on the Cruiser HMS Aboukir during WW1. He was survived by his wife, Dorothy and his two daughters Dorothy and Marjorie.
Our family were saddened by his death but were very proud of him.
Could you please rectify the spelling of the family name.
Chris Barrott – Australia
Percival ( Percy) John Barrott was a Royal Navy stoker from 1906 (previous occupation – gardener). He was a Stoker 1st class when serving on the Aboukir. He was married to Dorothy Morgan, my grandfather’s younger sister.Dorothy was born 1st February 1888 in Padington. She lived in London and met Percy when visiting her brother and his family in Horton. Their eldest daughter, Dorothy (Pickles) was born in 1912 and Marjorie was born in 1915, after her father’s death. Percy’s name is recorded on the Horton and Colnbrook War memorials. The villages in Berks (previously Bucks) where he grew up. Dorothy later remarried a Mr Burgess and had a son.