Died : 05 Jun 1916
Rank : Able Seaman
Service no at death: 220900
Surname: PAGE
Initials: J H
Date of Birth 1886
Place of BirthHolloway,London
Place of Birth Source1901 Census
Address 1911 Census shows him on board Royal Navy ship off Portland, Dorset.
Schools attended
Employment / trade1901 Census shows him aged 14, P.O. Telegraph messenger.
Place of work
Family (parents and grandparents)Son of Samuel Page of 22 Leigh Road, Wimborne
Spouse Name No record of any marriage.
Regiment at call-up
Regiment at discharge
Rank at call-up
Service no at call-up
Date of attestation -
Date of call-up -
Area reported to
Naval vessels served HMS Boscawen, Minotaur, Agincourt,Furious,Janus,Victory 1,Enchantress etc, then Europa, finally HMS Hampshire.
Decorations and awards
Other service detailsServed in the Royal Navy from approximately 1905/7 to time of death.
Other rankAble Seaman
Other service no220900
Service factsOn joining the Royal Navy, he had “Blue eyes, fair complexion, Brown Hair. 5ft 3 1/2 inches” (UK Register of Seamen’s Services,
Age at death30
Date of death 05 Jun 1916
Regiment at deathRoyal Navy
Battalion at death
Rank at deathAble Seaman
Circumstances of deathOn board HMS Hampshire bound for Russia when it struck a mine and sank off the Orkneys on 5/6/1916. 655 men lost, including Lord Kitchener and his staff.
Service no at death220900
Field of action at death
Place of deathOff Orkney Islands.
Location of gravePortsmouth Naval Memorial
Other memorialsSt.John’s Church, Wimborne. Town Memorial, Wimborne Minster. Plaque within Wimborne Minster
Newspaper Reference Western Gazette for 9/6/1916 has coverage of Lord Kitchener’s death, but no coverage of John Page’s death.