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Scrivener

Selected Biographies

Scrivener, Bertie Ernest – Born: Belchamp Walter, Essex on 12.3.1891.[1]  Parents: James Scrivener (Horseman on Farm) and Jane [née Stebbings].  Family Connections: Brother to Frederick Scrivener [b1889] and Frank Herbert Scrivener [b1893]. Brother-in-law of William Charles Bowers [b1897].  Home: North Waver, Belchamp Walter, Essex (1901 to 1911), School Road, Belchamp Walter [1918],[2] Hall Farm Cottages, Pentlow, Essex (1939).  Occupation: Agricultural Labourer (1911), Cowman on Farm (1939).  Married: Rose Bowers of Long Melford in 1919.  Service Record: Bertie was conscripted as Gnr.21476 with the Royal Field Artillery.[3]  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1974.

Scrivener, Frank Herbert – Born: Belchamp Walter, Essex on 1.9.1893.[4]  Parents: James Scrivener (Horseman on Farm) and Jane [née Stebbings].  Family Connections: Brother to Frederick Scrivener [b1889] and Bertie Ernest Scrivener [b1891].  Home: North Waver, Belchamp Walter, Essex (1901 to 1911), Mark Farm Cottages, Mark Lane, Maldon, Essex (1939), North Waver, Belchamp Walter [1957].  Occupation: Agricultural Labourer (1911), Stockman (1939).  Married: Rosanna Ellen Percy in 1918.  Service Record: Frank was conscripted on 10.12.1915 as Pte.10664 with 3rd [Reserve] Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, later transferring to 7th [Service] Battalion when he was posted to France.  He was issued with a Silver War Badge and discharged due to sickness on 28.9.1917.[5]  Died: Belchamp Walter, Essex on 18.11.1957.[6]

Scrivener, Frederick – Born: Belchamp Walter, Essex on 16.2.1889.[7]  Parents: Parents: James Scrivener (Horseman on Farm) and Jane [née Stebbings].  Family Connections: Brother to Bertie Ernest Scrivener [b1891] and Frank Herbert Scrivener [b1893].  Home: 3 South Waver, Belchamp Walter, Essex (1891), North Waver, Belchamp Walter, Essex (1901), Military Garrison, Potchifstroom, Transvaal, South Africa (1911), The Street, Foxearth, Essex (1921 to 1939).  Occupation: Agricultural Labourer (1921 to 1939).  Married: Annie Theobald in 1915.  Service Record: Frederick enlisted as Pte.4846 with 15th [The King’s] Hussars stationed at Potchifstroom, Transvaal, South Africa in 1911.  He was posted to France on 16.8.1914 his unit being initially used for reconnaissance, until April 1915 when it came under the command of 9th Cavalry Brigade as part of 1st Cavalry Division, seeing action in 1916 during the Somme Offensive and in 1917 at Arras in April, and Cambrai in November.  Private Scrivener received his discharge in May 1919.[8]

Scrivener, Frederick Charles – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 23.7.1883.[9]  Parents: Thomas William Scrivener (Maltster, later Miller’s Carter) and Harriett [née Wilding].  Family Connections: Brother-in-law of Stanley Younger [b1891], James Keeble [b1876], Albert Rupert Everitt [b1881], Oliver Hector Mayhew [b1892] and Oliver Joseph Barnes [b1895].  Home: Rodbridge Street, Long Melford (1891 to 1911), Hall Street, Long Melford (1921) to [1962].  Occupation: Hawker (1901), Carter and Groom (1911), Groom at Ward’s Iron Foundry (1921), Timekeeper and Horseman for David Ward, Agricultural Implement Manufacturer of Long Melford [1916], Iron Foundry Labourer (1939).  Married: Mabel Maud Younger in 1911.  Service Record: At the Melford Military Service Tribunal in May and October 1916, David Ward, Frederick’s employer, applied for his exemption, which was granted for three months on each occasion.  He joined the Long Melford Volunteer Training Corps in 1916.  In January 1917 his exemption was made conditional on a substitute being found.  It is not known if such a substitute came forward or if he was conscripted as no definitive military record has been found.[10]  Died: Long Melford, Suffolk in 1961.

Related Biographies

Barnes, Oliver Joseph – Born: Carlton, Cambridgeshire on 2.12.1895.[11]  Parents: James Barnes (Farmer at Guildhall Farm, Long Melford) and Martha Anna [née Curtis].  Family Connections: Brother to Henry James Barnes [b1883], Clement George Barnes [b1884], Charles Frederick Barnes [b1886], Walter Allen Barnes [b1890], Hubert Roy Barnes [b1898] and Alfred Barnes [b1901]; also, uncle of Roy Hayward Barnes [b1923] and brother-in-law of Frederick Charles Scrivener [b1883].  Home: Farm House, Thornton Road, Carlton-cum-Willingham, Cambridgeshire (1901), Hall Cottage, Helions Bumpstead, Essex (1911), Guildhall Farm, Rodbridge, Long Melford [1915], Rodbridge, Long Melford (1921 to 1939), 32 Station Road, Long Melford [1956].  Occupation: Agricultural Labourer [1913], Motor Driver for the Home and Farm Concrete Company (1921), County Council Roadman (1939).  Married: Florence May Scrivener of Long Melford in 1920.  Service Record: Oliver enlisted in 1913 as Boy Sailor No. J.24004 in the Royal Navy.  From 2.12.1913 to 30.4.1914 he was an Ordinary Seaman on the battleship HMS Queen.  On 4.7.1914 he joined the crew of the light Cruiser HMS Lowestoft rising to the rank of Able Seaman.  He served with this ship until 1917, seeing action at the Battle of Heligoland Bight on 24.8.1914 and the Battle of Dogger Bank on 24.1.1915.  Two other Melford man were present at Heligoland Bight on the day of the battle: Leonard Swann Leggott [b1895] and George Ambrose [b1890], the latter being rescued by Barnes’ own ship.  Their stories are to be found elsewhere in this Roll.  From 23.4.1918 to the end of the War he served on the monitor HMS Marshal Soult, taking part in the First Ostend Raid in April 1918.  In August 1919 Oliver was invalided out of the service having been diagnosed with neurasthenia.[12]  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk on 22.12.1956 and buried at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.[13]

Everitt, Albert Rupert – Born: Sudbury, Suffolk on 24.2.1881.[14]  Parents: William Everitt (Engine Driver at Flour Mill) and Sarah Ann [née Pilgrim].  Family Connections: Brother-in-law of Frederick Charles Scrivener of Long Melford [b1881].  Home: 22 Mill Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk (1881 to 1891), 12 Garden Place, Cross Street, Sudbury (1901), 76 North Street, Sudbury (1911), School Cottage, Mill Lane, Sudbury (1921 to 1939).  Occupation: Brewer’s Labourer (1901), House Painter (1911), School Caretaker (1921 to 1939).  Married: Alice Mary Scrivener of Long Melford in 1912.  Service Record: Albert was enlisted as Pte.320579 with 15th [Suffolk Yeomanry] Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.  The battalion was formed in Egypt at the beginning of 1917 as a dismounted cavalry unit and posted to France in May 1918 as part of 230th Brigade, 74th [Yeomanry] Division.  His unit moved into the front line and saw action in September at the Second Battle of Bapaume and the Battle of Epehy, and in October during the Final Advance in Artois and Flanders.[15]  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk on 4.7.1945.[16]

Keeble, James – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 5.2.1876.[17] Parents: Robert Keeble (Blacksmith) and Charlotte [née Rutter]. Family Connections: Father of William James Keeble [b1902] and brother to Alfred Harry Keeble [b1884]; also, nephew of Henry Keeble [b1854], Alfred Keeble [b1857] and John Keeble [b1862], and brother-in-law of Frederick Charles Scrivener [b1883] Alfred Edward Younger [b1878]. Home: Rodbridge Street, Long Melford (1881), Hall Street, Long Melford (1891), St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1901), Hall Street, Long Melford (1911 to 1921). Occupation: Apprentice Blacksmith (1891), Blacksmith for David Ward, Iron Founder of Long Melford (1901 to 1921). Married: Sarah Elizabeth Scrivener in 1899. Service Record: James was a member of the Long Melford Volunteer Training Corps in 1915.[18]  At the Melford Military Service Tribunal in June 1916 his employer David Ward applied for his exemption from conscription, which was granted on the condition that his situation remained unchanged.[19]  It is not known if Keeble’s certificate remained valid until the end of hostilities, however no definitive military record has been found to suggest otherwise. Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1922.

Mayhew, Oliver Hector – Born: Little Waldingfield, Suffolk on 31.12.1892.[20] Parents: Harry Joseph Mayhew (Farm Bailiff) and Harriet [née Alliston].  Family Connections: Brother to Harry Vivian Mayhew [b1884] and uncle of Vivian Neville Mayhew [b1922]; also, brother-in-law of Frederick Charles Scrivener [b1883].  Home:  Huntsman Lane, Lane, Foxearth, Essex (1901), Bradfields Farm, Foxearth (1911), 34 Cross Street, Sudbury, Suffolk (1921), 2 Straw Lane, Sudbury (1939).  Occupation: Mineral Water Maker (1911), Lorry Driver for Mauldon & Sons Brewery (1921 to 1939).  Married: Annie Maria Scrivener in 1914.  Service Record: Oliver was conscripted on 8.12.1915 as Pte. M/322788 with the Mechanical Transport section of the Army Service Corps.  He was posted to France and was issued with a Silver War Badge and discharged on 16.9.1919 due to sickness.  Oliver is recorded on the War Memorial Register in St Peter and St Paul Church in Foxearth.[21]    Died: Colchester, Essex in 1942.

Notes – [1] 1939 Register.  [2] Address from the Electoral Roll. [3] Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [4] 1939 Register.  [5] [WO 329 – Silver War Badge ref: 127407] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [6] National Probate Calendar.  [7] 1939 Register.  [8] Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [9] Baptism Record of 7.10.1883, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.  [10] For the Tribunal’s rulings see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 10.5.1916, 11.10.1916 and 10.1.1917.  For the Training Corps article see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 27.12.1916.  [11] Date of birth from his RN Record, confirmed by the 1939 Register for Long Melford. [12] Royal Navy Registers of Seaman’s Services [ADM 188/695], also his Medal and Award Rolls [ADM 171/95]. [13] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar.  [14] 1939 Register.  [15] Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372]. [16] Death Notice in Suffolk and Essex Free Press 12.7.1945.  [17] Date of birth from the Baptism Register 2.4.1876, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [18] For Training Corps article see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 10.3.1915. [19] For the Tribunal’s ruling see SEFP 21.6.1916.  [20] 1939 Register.  [21] [WO 329 – Silver War Badge ref: B251551], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329], and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].

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