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Alfred John HOCKEN

Male 1885 - 1939  (54 years)


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  • Name Alfred John HOCKEN  [1
    Born 21 Feb 1885  Saltash, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Address 1911  Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Alfred John HOCKEN, visitor, age 26, single, leader stoker, Royal Navy, born Saltash; present at the Duchess of Albany's Home for Soldiers and Sailors.
    Address 1911  [4
    Duchess of Albany's Home, Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire 
    Commemoration Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 33 Column 1

      In Memory of / Commissioned Gunner ALFRED JOHN HOCKEN / H.M.S. Courageous., Royal Navy / who died / on 17 September 1939 / Remembered with honour / PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
    Naval Service
    • He joined the Royal Navy.
    Died 17 Sep 1939  At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • He died aboard H.M.S. COURAGEOUS. It was lost following a torpedo attack upon her by U29, commanded by Otto Schuhardt, at 1950 hours on Sunday 17 September 1939. Of the 1260 officers and men onboard at the time of the attack, 519 men were lost including the captain.
    Person ID I2204  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2011 

    Father Richard HOCKEN,   b. 9 Jan 1841, Torpoint, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane RICKARD,   b. Abt 1842, St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1901, St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1882  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Richard HOCKEN, age 40, Bachelor, Seaman, R.N., residing at 78 Clowance Street, son of John HOCKEN (Deceased), Mason; and Mary Jane RICKARD, age 40, Spinster, residing same address, daughter of John RICKARD, House Carpenter, married 20 February 1882. Witnesses: Rebecca and Mary BROWNE. Registrar, Thomas G. Boulder. All signed the register. Married by certificate at the Register Office, Stoke Damerel. [6]
    Address 1891  [2
    Spire Hill, St. Stephens, Cornwall 
    Family ID F700  Group Sheet

    Family Lilian DYER,   b. Abt 1885,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1916  Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Alfred Roy HOCKEN,   b. 3 Aug 1917, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 2004, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F2665  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    HOCKEN
    HOCKEN

    In Memory of
    COMMISSIONED GUNNER ALFRED JOHN HOCKEN
    H.M.S. Courageous., Royal Navy
    who died
    on 17 September 1939
    Remembered with honour
    PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL


  • Sources 
    1. [S120] Census of England, 1901.

    2. [S193] Census of England, 1891.

    3. [S624] Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services.

    4. [S579] Census of England, 1911, (1 April 1911).

    5. [S28] Website: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org).

    6. [S74] Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage, General Register Office.

    7. [S168] England and Wales Registration Index.


  

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