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Joseph Woodvine

Stoker : Royal Navy


Rank : Stoker

Regiment : Royal Navy

Service Number : KX 105818

Joined Up: 10 April 1940

Death : 25 May 2003

Age : 92

Buried : Burnley Cemetery

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Taken at Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1942. Joseph is in the top row, on the right











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Jeremiah Woodvine (1908 - 1986) and Joseph Woodvine (1910 - 2003) circa 1911.
Joe was born 8 July 1910 at 2 Wool Court, Burnley. He died, 25 May 2003 at Lower Ridge, Belvedere Road, Burnley.








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7 May 1938 at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Burnley.
Left to right - Ben Leaver, Margaret Lord (Cissies daughter), Halstead Leaver, Joseph Woodvine and Ada Leaver (bride and groom in the middle), Jack Leaver - who gave Ada away - and Margaret Woodvine.




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Jeremiah Woodvine and Francis Comstive wedding, 1934, St. Mary's Parish Church, Burnley. From left to right ?, Joseph Woodvine (1910-2003), Jeremiah Woodvine (1908-1986), Franics Comstive (1907-1988),?, ?




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This was also taken during the war, might have been on leave so I think this was taken in Burnley?. Joseph Woodvine (1910 - 2003) is in the back row (wearing the overalls, and flatcap).






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Joseph Woodvine and Ada Leaver married 7 May 1938 at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Burnley.









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Joseph with his wife Ada and daughter Elaine.







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Surname: WOODVINE
Christian name: Joseph
Port Division: Devonport
Official No: KX 105818
Date of Birth: 8 July 1910
Where Born: Burnley
Trade: Labourer
Religion: Roman Catholic
Relationship: Ada Woodvine
Address: 122d Oxford Road, Burnley
Date of actually volunteering: 13 March 1940
Commencement of Time: 10 April 1940
Medals: NFAJ 30 (Burnley 77222
Stature: 5'6
Chest: 35"
Hair: Dk. Brown
Eyes: Brown
Complexion: Fresh
Marks, Wounds, and Scars: Scar right side of cheek

Name of Ship: RMAC Arthur Stoker 2nd Class / 10 April 1940 15 May 1940
Name of Ship: Drake Stoker 2nd Class / 16 May 1940 22 July 1941
Name of Ship: Cochman II (Hastings) Stoker 1st Class / 10 April 1941 and 23 July 1941 31 October 1941
Name of Ship: Fenet (Hastings) Stoker 1st Class / 1st November 1941 23 November 1943
Name of Ship: Caroline (Hastings) Stoker 1st Class / 25 November 1943 6 December 1943
Name of Ship: Drake Stoker 1st Class / 7 December 1943 3 August 1944
Cause of Discharge: Independent release for colliery Employment 15 July 1944

History Sheet for Stoker Ratings:
Technical Training at Stokers Training Establishment
Commencing: 20 May 1940
Completing: 28 June 1940
Class of Certificate awarded on Completion: Moderate
Remarks: Very Keen and was improving much. Not yet up to standard.
Training Commander: HR. Adams Lieut (E)
Entered H.M Service as Stoker 2nd Class: 10 April 1940
Advanced to Stoker 1st Class: 10 April 1941
Stoker Rating. Employment and Ability Record.
December 1943 Employed in Engine Room for Watchkeeping at sea and Boiler Bricklayer in Harbour (Satisfactory, Stoker 1st Good Bricklayer) Hastings.

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Info kindly supplied by Kris Baxter

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