George Ambrose Warren WW1

160645 Chief Yeoman of Signals George Ambrose Warren served in the Royal Navy from 1893 until his death. Born in Bishopsteignton on 30th December 1875 he was the son of James and Emma Warren; husband of Jessie Grills Warren of 4, Orchard Terrace, Bishopsteignton. George died on 28th December 1918. He held Long Service and Good Conduct medals and served in the operations in the Persian Gulf (1909-1914) and also at the Battle of Jutland. He is buried in St John's Churchyard, Bishopsteignton.

Early Life

160645 Chief Yeoman of Signals George Ambrose Warren of the Royal Navy was born on 30th December 1875 to James (a porter, born in Crediton, Devon)  and Emma Warren (born in Bishopsteignton).

He married Jessie G. Lamacroft in 1908 who was born in Bishopsteignton and had lived in Fore Street, Bishopsteignton with her parents Elizabeth and Henry (a carpenter). She was registered in 1911 as a dressmaker living at 4, Orchard Terrace, Bishopsteignton. They had 2 sons, Ronald ( 1 years old) and Harry (5 months old), at the time of this census.  Her widowed mother Elizabeth Lamacroft was living with her, possibly helping with the children, while her husband was serving overseas.

Military Experience

George enlisted in the Royal Navy for 12 years on 30th December 1893 and was recorded at that point as a farm labourer. He was described as having brown hair, blue eyes and a ruddy complexion. He served on several ships starting with HMS Impregnable and finishing with HMS Crescent, rising up the ranks to become Chief Yeoman of Signals.

He was registered on the night of 2nd April 1911 as serving on one of the Royal Navy ships. He held Long Service and Good Conduct medals and served in several naval operations in the Persian Gulf (1909-1914) and also at the Battle of Jutland.

Death and Burial

Grave of George Ambrose and Jessie Warren
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He was apparently serving on HMS Crescent when he died of disease on 28th December 1918.

He is buried in St John’s Churchyard, Bishopsteignton and his grave can be seen here. [1]

Descendants

It seems Jessie did not remarry and continued to live in Bishopsteignton, as she was recorded as living there in 1939.  She died on 17th May 1944 after “long suffering” and is buried, reunited in the same grave as her husband, in St John’s Churchyard, Bishopsteighton.

Their son Ronald Warren died in 1980 in the Exeter area, aged 70 years. Their other son Harry may still be living today. If you are part of the Warren family and have photos of George and Jessie that you would be willing to share, please contact us.

References and credits

  1. Photo source : accessed 24th October 2018, memorial page for George Ambrose Warren (unknown–28 Dec 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 128912018, citing St John the Baptist Churchyard, Bishopsteignton, Teignbridge District, Devon, England ; Maintained by fulhamrocks (contributor 48408440) .

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