George Everett

#3138, b. 21 November 1879, d. 31 May 1916

Individual's Timeline

Birth21 November 1879George Everett
Christening7 August 1881George Everett1
Death of Mother9 September 1915Selina Everett
Death31 May 1916George Everett2

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Mill_Batt: George Everett took part in the Military action known as Battle of Jutland - A quote from http://www.worldwar1.co.uk/outcome.html - Jutland was undoubtedly a material victory for the German High Seas Fleet whilst being a strategic victory for the British Grand Fleet. The Germans had inflicted heavier losses on the numerically superior Grand Fleet and had escaped near destruction but had failed to break the British blockade or control of the North Sea and had not altered the balance of power in any meaningful way.

    The Royal Navy had failed to achieve a new Trafalgar, to both it's and the British public's disappointment, although it had ended the battle in control of the battlefield and with the balance of power unchanged, still being the dominant power in the North Sea. Despite it's heavier losses, damage to German ships kept the RNs margin of superiority in all categories, except Battlecruisers, unaltered and the Grand Fleet was ready for sea before the High Seas Fleet.

Census details

Commemoration

George Everett is also mentioned on the headstone of Selina Skinner in 1915 in St Andrew's Churchyard, Bedingham, Norfolk, England; In Loving memory of Selina Everrett who died September 9th 1915 aged 60. At rest.

Also 3 of her sons.

Charles died November 13th 1882 aged 2 years and 3 months.

Ernest Levi died February 9thy 1897 aged 18 months

Joseph Alfred who died in South Africa April 27th 1900 aged 23.

Also George her son killed in action on HMS Lyon May 31st 19? aged 37.

Military

  • 1916, at the Battle of Jutland. One source says he was on the Invincible which was sunk and another says one on the Lion, which was damaged. His number was RMA/13445.

Citations

  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, County     Norfolk
    Place     Bedingham
    Church     St Andrew
    RegisterNumber     641
    DateOfBirth     21 Nov 1879
    BaptismDate     07 Aug 1881
    Forename     George
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Alfred Ebenezer
    MotherForename     Selina
    FatherSurname     EVERETT
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     Bedingham
    FatherOccupation     Labourer.
  2. Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Web Site (unknown url) "In Memory of
    GEORGE EVERRETT
    Gunner
    RMA/10620
    H.M.S. "Lion.", Royal Marine Artillery
    who died on
    Wednesday, 31st May 1916. Age 37.
    Additional Information: Son of Alfred E. and Selina Everrett, of Bedingham, Bungay, Suffolk.


    Commemorative Information
    Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom
    Grave Reference/
    Panel Number: 21.

    Location: The Memorial is situated on Southsea Common overlooking the promenade, and is accessible at all times.


    Historical Information: PORTSMOUTH MEMORIAL REGISTER. The first part (1914) records particulars of the loss of 1,917 ranks and ratings of the Royal Navy, 1,524 of whom fell in H.M.S. "Good Hope" and "Bulwark". The second part (1915) records particulars of the loss of 972 ranks and ratings of the Royal Navy, 536 of whom fell in H.M.S. "Viknor", "Bayano", "Goliath", "Princess Irene", "Lynx", and "Natal", and of four civilians employed by the Admiralty. The third, fourth and fifth parts (1916, divided alphabetically into three parts) record particulars of the loss of 4,485 ranks and ratings of the Royal Navy, 567 of whom fell in H.M.S. "Black Prince", "Defence", "Indefatigable", "Invincible", "Queen Mary", "Tipperary", and "Hampshire", and of eight civilians employed by the Admiralty. The sixth part (1917) records particulars of the loss of 1,269 ranks and ratings of the Royal Navy, 443 of whom fell in H.M.S. "Ghurka", "Paragon", "Vanguard", "Begonia", "Partridge", and "Torrent", and of five civilians employed by the Admiralty. The seventh part (1918-21) records particulars of the loss of 1,086 ranks and ratings of the Royal Navy, 249 of whom fell in H.M.S. "Narborough", "Opal", "Louvain", and "Glatton", and of four civilians employed by the Admiralty. Each entry in these Registers represents untimely death, and the bereavement of a family. Together they represent the price paid by those families and the Empire for keeping our shores inviolate; for moving here and there, as we would, greater Armies than the Empire had ever before dreamed of raising; for confining to its harbours, during almost the whole of four years, the greatest Navy except our own; for annihilating enemy sea borne trade; and for a decisive share in breaking the aggressive spirit of the German Government and people."
  3. Census data as per CD,      Dwelling:     Near Tripple Plea
         Census Place:     Bedingham, Norfolk, England
         Source:     FHL Film 1341473 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1964 Folio 106 Page 9
         Marr     Age     Sex     Birthplace
    Alfred EVERETT     M     34      M     Topcroft, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Head
         Occ:     Agricultural Labourer
    Selina EVERETT     M     25      F     Wortwell, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Wife
         Occ:     Labourers Wife
    Frederick J. SKINNER (EVERETT)           7      M     Wortwell, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Step Son
         Occ:     Scholar
    Athur W. EVERETT           6      M     Bedingham, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Son
         Occ:     Scholar
    Joseph A. EVERETT           4      M     Bedingham, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Son
    George EVERETT           2      M     Bedingham, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Son.
  4. Census data as per CD, Alfred EVERETT (43) agricultural labourer born Topcroft
    Selina EVERETT (36) wife born Wortwell
    Frederick EVERETT (17) son agricultural labourer born Wortwell (1881 census has him as stepson surname SKINNER)
    Joseph EVERETT (14) son agricultural labourer born Bedingham
    George EVERETT (12) son born Bedingham
    Arthur EVERETT (9) son born Bedingham
    Horace EVERETT (6) son born Bedingham
    Rose EVERETT (4) daughter born Bedingham
    Frank EVERETT (2) son born Bedingham.