John James Annis

#57474, b. 6 July 1875, d. 26 November 1916

Individual's Timeline

Birth6 July 1875John James Annis1
Marr RegSeptember 1898John James Annis2
Death of Father1 December 1901James Annis3
Death26 November 1916John James Annis1

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: John was a brewer's labourer, later a grave digger in Oulton Broad.

Census details

Military Career

Records show that John James Annis served in the armed forces. John was in the Royal Navy Reserve, and was a trimmer on the Navy Drifter Michaelmas Daisy. This ship was sunk by the UC38, Commander Alfred KLATT. She struck a mine off Cap St. Maria di Leuca. The National Archives has a detailed report of the sinking - Reference:ADM 1/8474/281

The crew, all of whom died, no bodies recovered, were -

Michaelmas Daisy, hired net drifter, mined and sunk in Adriatic

ANNIS, John, Trimmer, RNR, TS 4300

BURROWS, Wilfred L, Deck Boy, RNR, SBD 440

GOSLING, Thomas W, 2nd Hand, RNR, SD 2704

JONES, Lawrence G, Leading Deck Hand, RNR, SD 565

KNIGHTS, George S, Engineman, RNR, ES 4133

KNIGHTS, William E J, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 8870

LINCOLN, George W, Ty/Skipper, RNR

MILLER, Alexander, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR

SIMMONS, Ernest S, Engineman, RNR, ES 4134

STONE, Walter, Trimmer, RNR, TS 4376

WRIGHT, William, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 8866.4

Children of John James Annis and Julia Adelaide Leggett


  1. Website ( "
    UK, Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919 about John Annis
    Name:      John Annis
    Rank:      Trimmer
    Birth Date:      6 Sep 1875
    Birth Place:      Lowestoft
    Branch of Service:      Royal Naval Reserve
    Cause of Death:      Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action
    Official Number Port Division:      4300 T.S. (Ch)
    Death Date:      26 Nov 1916
    Ship or Unit:      HM Drifter Michaelmas Daisy
    Location of Grave:      Not recorded
    Name and Address of Cemetery:      Body Not Recovered For Burial
    Relatives Notified and Address:      Wife: Julia A, Oulton Road, Oulton Broad, Suffolk."
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, ANNIS      John            Mutford      4a     1758     
    LEGGETT      Julia Adelaide            Mutford      4a     1758.
  3. Waveney District Cemetery Index - Lowestoft, online…, Annis      James      06/12/1901      57      White Horse Public House, Whitehorse Street, Lowestoft      Bricklayer      L/10/193.
  4. Unknown author, unknown record type,
  5. Waveney District Cemetery Index - Lowestoft, online…, various.