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Edward Arthur Minter

Male 1896 - 1942  (46 years)


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  • Name Edward Arthur Minter 
    Born 5 Jan 1896  Chatham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 159 
    _UID B4903DA30894460A95B865BEAE846CAFCDAE 
    Died 14 Jan 1942  HMS Drake Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Plympton St Mary Cemetery, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Scholar at Kings School, Canterbury. The Register for 1859 - 1931 reported:
      Michaelmas 1910
      Minter, Edward Arthur. Son of Ernest Dearman Minter, Naval Surgeon, deceased: born 5 January 1896: Gym Pair 1913, 1914. 1 July 1914. Midshipman R.N. 1915: Sub Lieut. 1917: Acting Lieut. 1918. At Cambridge for course 1919. Lieut. Cdr. retd. Last known address: Electrical Dep., Great Western Railway of Buenos Aires Ltd, Buenos Aires.

      Ancestry.com.au - UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 has the following:
      1. 25 July 1926: Edward Arthur Minter, 30, elec. engineer, arrived at London from La Plata, Argentina on the 'Highland Rover'. Address: B.A.Westn Rly, River Place Hse, E.C.
      2. 9 October 1931: Edward A Minter, 35, railway employee, and Margaret Minter, 22, arrived at London from Buenos Aires on the 'Rodney Star'. Address: c/o Buenos Aires Western Railway, Finsbury Circus.

      The inclusion of two children as Edward and Margaret's is speculative (birth certificates would confirm or otherwise). As can be seen from the above shipping record, the couple returned to England in October 1931 and the first presumed child, John, was born in Q4 that year. The second child, Sebastian, was born in 1940. In both cases, mother's maiden name is shown as Kretzer, the only known instance of this name. Sebastian almost certainly died in the UK in 1998.

      1939 Register - see brother John's Notes.

      The Commonwealth War Graves website has the death on 14 January 1942 of Lieut-Commander Edward Arthur Minter, aged 46, Royal Navy, HMS Drake. Cemetery: Plympton St Mary Churchyard. He apparently died from illness. Edward's gravestone records him as Lieutenant Commander E A Minter RN HMS Drake 14 January 1942.
    Person ID I159  Folkestone, Kent
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2017 

    Father Ernest Denman Minter,   b. Abt 1858, Southsea, Hants Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1898, Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Jane Frances Mary JACOB,   b. 29 Jun 1861, Chester, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1945, Greenwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1890  St Margaret in the West, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Married after banns. Ernest Denman Minter, 33, bachelor, surgeon, Royal Navy of 299 Vauxhall Bridge Road, father John Moolenburg Minter, inspector general Royal Navy. Jane Frances Mary Jacob, 29, spinster of 121 Victoria Street, father John Jacob (deceased), gentleman. Both signed full names (Jane signed with surname Minter, a mistake later corrected to Jacob). Witnesses H J Holder(?) Hogg, Elinor A Jacob, T Barnett, John Surtees Minter, H Jacob all signed.

      Marriage announced in London Daily News, 9 October 1890:
      MINTER-JACOB - 7th Oct, at St Margaret's, Westminster, by the Ven Archdeacon Farrar, DD, assisted by the Rev E M Phillipps-Treby, Rector of Forrabury and Minster, Cornwall, brother-in-law of the bridegroom Ernest Denman Minter Surgeon RN, second son of J M Minter, MD, RN, Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets (retired), Honorary Physician to the Queen and Surgeon-Extraordinary to HRH the Prince of Wales, of Mount Priory, Plympton St Mary, Devon, to Jane Frances Mary Jacob, step-daughter and adopted child of H J Holder Hogg, Victoria-street, Westminster.
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret KRETZER,   b. 22 Jan 1909,   d. 14 Jul 1994, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1930  Buenos Ayres, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • According to Geo. Warden Haines in 'Memoirs of the Minter family', on 25 December 1930 appeared the following announcement in The Morning Post:
      Marriages: Minter-Kretzer - on 24 December 1930 at Buenos Ayres, Lieut.-Commr. Edward Arthur Minter, R.N., retired son of the late Staff Surgeon Ernest Denman Minter, R.N., and Mrs Minter, to Margaret, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Kretzer of Buenos Ayres.
    Children 
     1. John Ernest Francis Minter,   b. Dec 1931, Islington RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 2000, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. Joan Margaret Minter
     3. Sebastian E Denman Minter,   b. 20 Jun 1940, Bedford RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1998, Camden RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 20:03:00 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Edward Arthur Minter
    Edward Arthur Minter
    Gravestone in Plympton St Mary Churchyard, Devon

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1896 Medway 2a/617. Date from Valerie Page, May 2007.

    2. [S36] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1942 Plymouth 5b/632. Further details from CWGC website.

    3. [S36] BMD index, Q4 1890 St George's Hanover Square 1a/887. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S198] Marriage register at findmypast.co.uk, June 2014.

    5. [S12] Cliff Minter.