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John Edgar Minter

Male 1898 - 1917  (~ 19 years)


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  • Name John Edgar Minter 
    Born Mar 1898  Hamble, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 9A477B4070884EA29C7E8E1F04B833094381 
    Died 9 Jul 1917  HMS Vanguard, Scapa Flow, WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1911 census: as Edgar J Minter, 18, at school, born Hamble, John was staying at 5 Charles Street, Southampton, Hants (7 rooms) with his brother in law Sidney Josiah WILKINs, his wife and two children. Also present were Mary MOREY, widow, 75, old age pensioner born Lymington and Winifred E MAY (Sidney's sister in law), 20, no occupation, born Sandwich, Kent.

      John was a gunner, number RMA/14988, in the Royal Marine Artillery on HMS Vanguard. He was 19 when he died, son of Isaac and Agnes Minter of 5 Charles Street, Southampton. His grave is number 27 in the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
      HMS Vanguard sank at Scapa Flow with 800 crew members on 9/7/1917 when the magazine exploded.

      The following appears in the National Roll of the Great War, 1914 - 1918 (at Ancestry.co.uk, Jan 2010):
      MINTER, J E, Gunner RMA
      He joined in June 1916 and after receiving his training at the Royal Eastney Barracks, Portsmouth, was posted for duty with HMS 'Vanguard'. He lost his life on July 9th 1917, when his ship was destroyed by an internal explosion at Scapa Flow. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
      5 Charles Street, Southampton. X4434
    Person ID I193  Thorpe le Soken, Essex
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2016 

    Father Isaac Abraham Minter,   b. Dec 1865, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1902, Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Mother Agnes MAY,   b. Abt 1856, Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1936, Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married Jun 1897  South Stoneham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1898 South Stoneham 2c/54.

    2. [S7] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    3. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1897 South Stoneham 2c/167.