William Woodcock

#49367, b. 1890

Scanned by Steve Johnson from "The Navy and Army Illustrated", probably 25 June 1897.
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Individual's Timeline

Birth1890William Woodcock
Birth RegDecember 1890William Woodcock1

Primary events

  • Birth: William Woodcock was born in 1890 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England.
  • Birth Reg: William's birth was registered in the quarter ended in December 1890 in the Boston registration district.1

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: In 1911 May have been in the forces, stationed in Weymouth, Portland, Somersetshire. Possibly a ship named the Jupiter. He was 'labelled' as Stoker Ii Engineers 416. I have confirmed there was an HMS Jupiter in the Naval Fleet in 1911, and a stocker by the name of William WOODCOCK (DOB 25th Sep 1891, place Boston) in the Navy. I assume they got his DOB wrong by 1 year, as there is NO William Woodcock in the GRO register for Dec qtr 1891. -National Archives Reference: ADM 188/883/42.
  • Research note 02: May have died in Sep qtr 1961 in Boston, aged 71. 3b/18. If this is he, he left a will, probated to Audrey Eva WOODCOCK, widow. He died in the Boston General Hospital 1st Dec 1960, and his home address was 63 Wellington Road Boston. The marriage took place in Boston in 1951, and Audrey was named as Audrey E BALM. It appears Audrey may then have married again after William died - in 1962 to Peter MUSSON in Boston..
Background information on HMS Jupiter - Operational history - On 4 February 1908, Jupiter was recommissioned for reserve service in the Portsmouth Division of the new Home Fleet with a nucleus crew. She was flagship of the division from February to June 1909 and later second flagship of the 3rd Division, Home Fleet. During this service, she underwent refits at Portsmouth in 1909–1910, during which she received fire control equipment for her main battery, and 1911–1912. From June 1912 to January 1913 served as a seagoing gunnery training ship at the Nore. In January 1913 she was transferred to the 3rd Fleet, and was based at Pembroke Dock and Devonport.

Taken from Wikipedia. The full article is - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Jupiter_%281895%29.


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Woodcock      William            Boston      7a     379.