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John Rick

John Rick

Male 1895 - 1918  (Age: 22)    Has 5 ancestors but no descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name John Rick 
    Born 28 May 1895  Fulham, London, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Fulham, London, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 15y 
    Address :  
    48, Stanley Road 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Fulham, London, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Shop Boy at Fish Monger 
    Died 9 Jan 1918  At SeaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Missing, presumed drowned. 
    Address :  
    On board HMS Racoon at Approx: Lat 55.388, Longitude -7.312 
    • John was a Leading Stoker serving on board HMS 'Racoon'. During the early hours of 9 January 1918, she was en-route from Liverpool to Lough Swilly to take up anti-submarine and convoy duties in the Northern Approaches. In heavy seas and snow blizzards, she struck McKerrigan's Rock off the Garvan Isles, Donegal and sank with the loss of all hands.
    HMS Racoon
    HMS Racoon
    Buried
    CWGC Commemoration: RICK, John (1918)
    CWGC Commemoration: RICK, John (1918)
    John's body was never found but he is memorialised on the Royal Naval Memorial in Chatham, Kent.
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Person ID I23584  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2013 

    Father Cornelius Harry Van Bruggen (ID:I23581)
              b. 20 Mar 1875, St George in the East, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Dec 1949, Fulham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74) 
    Mother Maria Giblett (ID:I23582)
              b. Abt 1877, Stratford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1907  (Age ~ 30) 
    Married 1895  Chelsea, London, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married under his alias: John Cornelius RICK.
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F5693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 May 1895 - Fulham, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 15y - 2 Apr 1911 - Fulham, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shop Boy at Fish Monger - 2 Apr 1911 - Fulham, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Missing, presumed drowned. - 9 Jan 1918 - At Sea Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Exact Location       : Area, Suburb, Parish or Registration District       : City, Town or Village       : County or Shire       : State or Province       : Country or Continent       : Site of (No longer exists)       : Not Defined

  • Sources 
    1. [S8521] Census 1911 Fulham, London, England RG14/371/ (Harry Van Bruggen)  (RG14/371/).

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