Attwood, A C
ARTHUR CHARLES ATTWOOD
Remembered with honour Portsmouth Naval Memorial: Panel 5.
He enlisted 11 April 1899 in London: a railway porter, C of E. He served on many ships before being placed on the Royal Fleet Reserve 3 August 1911. He was killed during the Battle of Coronel; Good Hope sank after breaking in two with the loss of all hands. His body was not recovered for burial.
Son of Jesse and Hannah Maria (nee POCOCK) ATTWOOD; husband of Kate (nee GIFFIN) ATTWOOD of King’s Langley, Herts.
His parents married 10 April 1875 at St Peter’s, St Alban’s, Herts. Hannah died 1885 in the St Alban’s district aged 31, and was buried 11 April at St Alban’s Abbey. Jesse remarried 1890 in the Brentford, Middx, district to Ann WHITE, and died 18 September 1920 in Whitechapel, London, aged 67.
Arthur was born 4 January 1881 in St Alban’s, and baptised 16 July 1886 at St Alban’s Abbey. He married 3 August 1908 at St Lawrence’s, Abbot’s Langley, Herts. He has a mention in The London Gazette dated 1 December 1911, and was appointed Postman Northwood August 1912. Kate never remarried; she died 1952 in Watford aged 74, and was buried 29 December in North Watford Cemetery.
On the 1891 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1901 Census, a Gunner in the R.M.A. aged 20, he was aboard H.M.S. Benbow at Devonport. On the 1911 Census, a Gunner aged 30, he was aboard H.M.S. Minataur (somewhere!).
UnitH.M.S. Good Hope
Date of death01/11/1914
Age at death34
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)