William Pocknell

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CategorySurnameChristian name
Census 1911PocknellWilliam

RankStation/CruizerDate of SeniorityBornDied
Leading BoatmanCrookhavenEngland

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Record ID1585 posted by Tony
Date of posting: 13/04/2009



#1 | trendier01 on 17/07/2011 16:17:53
William Charles Pocknell, born Totnes, Devon in April 1873.
Royal Navy to Petty Officer on HMS Rupert in 1901.
Moved to Cork between 1902 and 1905 with wife and 1 child.
Leading Boatman at Crookhaven Coastguard Station by Census of 1911 when living at 7 Rock Island, Goleen, Cork.
Said to have seen RMS Titanic sail by in 1912 on fateful voyage.
Left Ireland for Cornwall, England on death of his wife in 1914, now with 5 young children.
Got married to sister of his deceased wife in 1915.
Naval pensioner on occasion of first child's wedding in 1927.
Died in 1960, aged 86.

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