COBB Chart 0400

This is a Chart for Arthur James Cobb and Ruth Waller

 

married
30th August 1885
Newdigate, Surrey
witnesses
Mark OVERINGTON
Agnes WALLER
banns
9th, 16th and 23rd
August 1885
St Luke
West Norwood
Lambeth
London
(Arthur James of this Parish and
Ruth Waller of the Parish of
 St Peters
Newdigate, Surrey)

 

1
ARTHUR JAMES COBB
born  
5th December 1858 
Coombe Keynes, Dorset
baptised  
2nd January 1859 
Holy Rood, Coombe Keynes, Dorset
occupation
1871 Ag Lab
 1881 Railway Labourer/Railway Signalman, Clapham Junction
1885 Railway Signalman (at marriage)
1886 Railway Signalman (baptism of Arthur Oliver)
1887 Signalman (baptism of Agnes Olive)
 1891 Railway Signal Man R Port
1901 Railway Signalman, Clapham Jnct
1904 Railway Signal Man (baptism of Winifred Ruth)
1911 Signalman
1911 Signalman (marriage of Arthur Oliver)
1931 Railway Clerk
died  
17th October 1935
 St James Hospital
46 Onseley Road, Balham, Surrey
Age 77 years
of
 Carcinoma of Prostrate
informant
Agnes Olive POWELL daughter
1 Ravensbury Avenue, Morden, Surrey 
buried  
21st October 1935
Grave No 374 Plot 6 Streatham Cemetery
Garratt Lane, Tooting, Surrey
will 
8th April 1933 
probate 
27th November 1935
to
The Public Trustee
effects 
£1.041. 16s. 1d
(relationship to John TERRY and
Jean WHEATON
Great Grandfather)

 

2
RUTH WALLER
born  
19th January 1865 
Cranley Lane, Ewhurst, Surrey
baptised  
21st January 1865 
as 
Ruth WALDER
St Peter and St Paul
Ewhurst, Surrey
confirmed 
10th January 1879
Age 14 years 
occupation  
1871 Scholar, 1885 Servant, 1891 Grocer
died  
14th March 1929 
16 Ravensfield Road, Tooting, Surrey
Age 64 years 
of
Syncope, Cardiac and Bronchial Asthma, Senility
present at death
A. O. Powell, daughter, 
buried
March 1929
Grave No 374 Plot 6
Streatham Cemetery, Garratt Lane, Tooting, Surrey
(relationship to John TERRY and
Jean WHEATON
Great Grandmother)


3
Arthur Oliver
COBB

born  
14th March 1886
181 Rommany Road, Norwood, Surrey
baptised
30th May 1886
St Luke
West Norwood
Surrey
died  
5th May 1975
44 Carlisle Road, Hove, East Sussex
(relationship to John TERRY and
Jean WHEATON
Great Uncle)


married
17th April 1911
St Nicolas
Cranleigh, Surrey
witnesses
Ernest Arthur WALLER
Albert BUNCE
F WALLER
Olive Mary
WALLER

4
Agnes Olive
COBB

born
 5th July 1887
116 Rommany Road, South Norwood, Surrey
baptised
11th September 1887
St Luke
West Norwood
Surrey
died
 24th July 1980
Netherne Hospital, Coulsdon, Surrey
(relationship to John TERRY and
Jean WHEATON
Maternal Grandmother)


married
18th August 1907
St Philip
Battersea, London
witnesses
Maud Mary Susannah PILGRIM
Arthur Oliver COBB
Albert Ernest
POWELL

5
Winifred Jessie Ruth
COBB

born  
26th January 1904
74 Stanley Street, Battersea, Surrey
baptised
 27th April 1904
St Philip, Battersea, Surrey
died 
11th February 1999
Hall Grange, Shirley Church Road
 Shirley, Croydon, Surrey
(relationship to John TERRY and
Jean WHEATON
Great Aunt)


married
10th January 1931
The Register Office
 Croydon, Surrey
witnesses
Florence M A BRAMMER
F. K. GILLIES
Frederick Charles George
WILTON
  1. 1861 Coombe Keynes, Dorset
    1871 Grange Road, Church Knowle, Dorset
    1881 22 Havelock Terrace, Battersea, Surrey.  One of three lodgers in home of Daniel GRAVES (43) Married Railway Labourer born Cambridge, his wife Jane and children Alice, Emma J and Herbert. Other lodgers were John ROWE (54) married Railway Labourer born Suffolk and William TARRANT (35) unmarried 
    General Labourer born Wiltshire
    1885 West Norwood, Lambeth, Surrey (marriage)
    1886 181 Romany Road, Norwood, Surrey (birth and baptism of Arthur Oliver)
    1887 181 Romany Road, Norwood, Surrey (birth and baptism of Agnes Olive)
    1891 71 Stewarts Road, Battersea, London RG12/426 Folio 133/34 Page 36/37. Living with them was Agnes WALLER, sister of Ruth
    1896 15 Wycliffe Road, Battersea, London
    1901 15 Wycliffe Road, Battersea, London. Living at the same address was Charles KEMPT (17) nephew single, Butcher's Assistant born Newdigate, Surrey
    1904 74 Stanley Street, Battersea, London, (baptism of Winfred Jessie Ruth)
    1907 Sabine Road, Battersea, Surrey (marriage of daughter Agnes Olive)
    1911 81 Sabine Road, Battersea, Surrey
    1935 16 Ravensfield Road, Upper Tooting, London
    In 1896 Arthur COBB was left half the remainder, after the deduction of bequests and expenses, of the property of his sister, Elizabeth Arabella CONSTANT née COBB
    Memorial Card held-it reads
    In Loving Memory
    God takes our loved ones from our homes
    But never from our hearts
    R.A.C.S. Funeral Furnishing Service, Powis Street, S.E.18
    In Affectionate Remembrance of ARTHUR JAMES COBB Who died the 17th October
    1935, Aged 77 Interred in Streatham Cemetery Grave No 374 H Block 6 21st October, 1935
  2. 1871 Ellen’s Green, Ewhurst, Surrey. Sister Emily (10) was Housekeeper. Also at same address was the mother of John WALLER, Rebecca LONGHURST (80) a widow
    1881 Oakfield Villa, Thurlow Hill, Streatham, Surrey . As Ruth was married in Newdigate a search was made of the 1881 Census for that
    parish with no success. However, the following was found on the 1881 Census Index for Surrey:
    Ruth WALLER, single unmarried Age 17 years born Rudgwick, Sussex was a General Servant to John I ADAMS (55) retired farmer born Buckinghamshire and his wife Juliet (56)  born Clifton, Bristol.
    1885 Newdigate, Surrey.  Ruth's sister was in service in Newdigate in 1881.
    1885 Newdigate, Surrey. (at marriage)
    1886 181 Romany Road, Norwood, Surrey (birth and baptism of Arthur Oliver)
    1887 181 Romany Road, Norwood, Surrey (birth and baptism of Agnes Olive)
    1891 71 Stewarts Road, Battersea, London RG12/426 Folio 133/34 Page 36/37. Living with them was Ruth's sister, Agnes
    1896 15 Wycliffe Road, Battersea, London
    1901 Wycliffe Road, Battersea, London
    1904 74 Stanley Street, Battersea, London, (baptism of Winifred Jessie Ruth)
    1907 Sabine Road, Battersea, London  (marriage of daughter Agnes Olive) 
    1911 81 Sabine Road, Battersea, Surrey
    1929 16 Ravensfield Road, Upper Tooting, Surrey
    In 1896 Ruth COBB was left a gold ring in the Will of her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Arabella CONSTANT née COBB
    Remembrance Card held, this reads as follows
    In Loving Memory
    A dear one is missing and with us no more
    That voice so much loved we hear not again
    Yet we think of you now, the same as of yore
    And we know you are free from trouble and pain
    W. P. Mellhuish & Sons, Undertakers, 1 High Street, Tooting: and Fair Green, Mitcham
    In Loving Memory of RUTH COBB who died 14th March 1929, Aged 64 years,
    Interred at Streatham Cemetery, Grave No 374 Plot 6 H Class
  3. 1886 181 Romany Road, West Norwood, Surrey (baptism of Arthur Oliver Cobb)
    1891 71 Stewarts Road, Battersea, London RG12/426 Folio 133/34 Page 36/37
    1901 Wycliffe Road, Battersea, London
    20 October 1902 - 1 October 1903 Depot
    15 October 1903 – 14 July 1904 Chatham, Kent
    18 July 1904 – 31 August 1904 Embarked on “Goliath”
    1 September 1904 – 28 October 1904 Chatham, Kent
    29 October 1904- 8 November 1904 Embarked on “Sully” (?)
    19 November 1904 – 30 November 1904 Chatham, Kent
    1 December 1904 – 26 November 1906 Embarked “Irresistible” 
    27 November 1906 – 5 September 1907 Chatham, Kent
    6 September 1907 – 2 November 1909 Embarked “Terror”
    3 November 1909 – 2 May 1910 Chatham, Kent
    3 May 1910 – 2 April 1912 Embarked “Antrim” 
    1911 H.M.S. "Antrim" Chatham, Kent 
    4 April 1912 – 21 May 1913 Chatham, Kent 
    22 May 1913 -1 August 1914 Embarked “Ganges”
    2 August 1914 – 11 September 1914 Chatham, Kent
    12 September 1914 – 31 December 1917 Embarked “Victory of R M Brigade” (?)
    1 January 1918 – 12 February 1919 Chatham, Kent
    13 February 1919 – 19 March 1920 Embarked “Shotley T E”
    20 March 1920 – 12 March 1924 Chatham, Kent Discharged. Termination of the Second Period of Engagement
    3 May 1925 – 6 September 1925 Chatham, Kent
    1925 29 Fleet Street, London (London Electoral Roll)
    1926 29 Fleet Street, London (London Electoral Roll)
    1927 29 Fleet Street, London (London Electoral Roll)
    25 July 1927 – 12 March 1935 Chatham, Kent Discharged attained age of 50 years 
    28 September 1938 – 3 October 1938 Mobilised
    2 February 1940 Chatham, Kent
    I January 1942 – 21 December 1943 R M School of Signals, Chatham, Division. Released to Reserve list with exemption War Gratuity Paid. Character V G Ability Sat.
    Information from Mrs Evelyn WEST née COBB
    My own father was quite a clever man but was very strict, so strict I left home as soon as possible but visited and kept in touch” My mother was different. Generous, always beautifully dressed. She made her own clothes and was very good to her many sisters who were very poor
    Information about Arthur Oliver Cobb from the National Archives. I think the information below is clear enough without it being transcribed
    Information about Railway employment 16 July 1901 - 20 September 1902
    Name: Arthur Oliver COBB
    Residence Date: 16 Jul 1901 
    Company: London, Chatham and Dover (East Kent) 
    Description: Register of staff at Longhedge works and outstations 1864 - 1918 
    Railway Record
    COBB Arthur Oliver 16 4 00 Fine (or Fire) for Box ?/8 2/- 20.8/02
    Left without notice good worker, nothing against him 11 1002
    Information from War Record
    Height on enlistment 5’ 5 1/10”; on re-engagement 5’6”; on discharge from service 5’ 7”
    Complexion: Fresh
    Hair: Brown
    Eyes: Grey
    E tattooed left fan?
    Services forfeited towards Engagement, G C Badges and Pension; from 30 October 1902 to (I can’t read the next bit); Underage 144 days
    Services restored: 5.7.04, 3.9.09, 26.2.13
    Comments/Information
    “Name notes for award of meritorious service medal & ?????? as occasion arises.
    Addresses
    c/o Mr WALLER (Bootmaker, Ewhurst Road, Cranleigh, Surrey
    11 Coronation Road, Hisland, Kent
    UK Royal Marines Registers of Service Index, 1842-1825 from ancestry.com
    Name: Arthur Oliver COBB
    Birth Date: 13 Mar 1885
    Enlistment Date: 20 Oct 1902
    Division: Royal Marine Light Infantry: Chatham Division
    Register Number: 13654
    URL: (the URL takes you to the National Archives - see above)
    National Archives
    Reference: ADM 159/58/13654
    Description: 
    Name COBB Arthur Oliver
    Register Number: 13654
    Division: Royal Marine Light Infantry: Chatham Division
    When Enlisted/Date of Enlistment: 20 October 1902
    Date of Birth: 13 March 1885
    Date: [1891-1903]
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Information from Forces War Records sent by John TERRY 23/11/2014
    Second entry (first related to WWI so has been listed next)
    First Name: Arthur Oliver 
    Initials: A 
    Surname: COBB
    Nationality: British 
    Service Number: 13654 
    Service From Date: 1902-10-20 
    Service: Royal Marines 
    Division: Royal Marine Light Infantry: Chatham Division 
    Royal Marine Light Infantry: Chatham Division during the Boer War 1899-1902
    More information about Royal Marine Light Infantry: Chatham Division
    Formed: 1775
    Disbanded: 1950
    The Royal Marines were based at Chatham for over 200 years. From 1775 until 1950 the Chatham Division of Royal Marines occupied barracks on a site adjacent to the southern end of the Dockyard. During this time, the Chatham Division was visited by a number of royal guests.
    HMS Pembroke, the Royal Naval Barracks at Chatham, was built between the Steam Yard and Brompton barracks in the early years of the century. By the outbreak of the First World War Chatham had become one of the Royal Navy's three manning ports with over a third of the navy - 205 ships manned by men allocated to the Chatham Division - a role that was to continue until the advent of central manning in 1956.
    Thereafter Chatham became home to the reserve - or standby fleet, although a number of operational ships were also based at the Dockyard including the Antarctic patrol vessel HMS Endurance. 
    First entry
    First Name: Arthur Oliver 
    Initials: A 
    Surname: COBB
    Nationality: British 
    Date of Death: 05/05/1975 
    Information: Chatham Battalion at Antwerp 1914. Discharged to Pension. 1914 Star issued to R.M. Barracks Chatham (undated), Clasp issued 7/7/1920. 
    Rank: Corporal 
    Service Number: CH/13654 
    Campaign Medals: 
    1914 Star
    The 1914 Star was instituted in 1917 for service ashore in France and Flanders between 5 August and 22 November 1914. In 1919 a clasp bearing the above dates was authorised and given to those individuals who had actually been under fire between the prescribed dates, popularly known as the 'Mons star' there were 378,000 awarded in total. 
    The 1914/15 Star was instituted in 1918 and awarded to those individuals who saw service in France and Flanders from 23 November 1914 to 31 December 1915, and to those individuals who saw service in any other operational theatre from 5 August 1914 to 31 December 1915. 
    A person who served during the period of 05/08/1914 and 31/12/1915 would have been awarded one or the other of the 'stars' (ie either the 1914 star which has '1914' on the scroll OR the 1914-15 star which has '1914-15' on the scroll, NOT both. 2,366,000 awarded in total. 
    Victory Medal
    Given the information we have available it is likely that Arthur Oliver COBB was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.
    Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible. 
    British War Medal
    From the information available to us, it is very possible that Arthur Oliver COBB was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.
    The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period. 
    Clasps Awarded: 1914 Star Clasp
    The 1914 Star, also known as the Mons Star, was a campaign medal of the British Empire, for service in World War One. This would have been awarded to Arthur Oliver COBB for service in France or Belgium, or service in either of those countries between 5th August and midnight on 22nd/23rd November 1914.
    Arthur Oliver COBB was one of the recipients of the pre-war British Army, specifically the British Expeditionary Force, who landed In France soon after the outbreak of war and who took part in the retreat from Mons. Arthur Oliver COBB would have also received the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
    The bar is bronze and bears on it "5th Aug - 22nd Nov. 1914". There are small holes on each corner enabling it to be sewn on to the ribbon. Those entitled to the bar wear a small silver rose in the centre of the ribbon when the dedal is not worn. 
    Service: Royal Marines 
    Branch: royal marine light infantry 
    More information about Royal Marine Light Infantry
    Formed: 1855
    Disbanded: 1923
    During World War I, in addition to their usual stations aboard ship, Royal Marines were part of the Royal Naval Division which landed in Belgium in 1914 to help defend Antwerp and later took part in the amphibious landing at Gallipoli in 1915. It also served on the Western Front in the trenches.
    The Division's first two commanders were Royal Marine Artillery Generals. Other Royal Marines acted as landing parties in the Naval campaign against the Turkish fortifications in the Dardanelles before the Gallipoli landings. They were sent ashore to assess damage to Turkish fortifications after bombardment by British and French ships and, if necessary, to complete their destruction. The Royal Marines were the last to leave Gallipoli, replacing both British and French troops in a neatly planned and executed withdrawal from the beaches. It even required some Marines to wear French uniforms as part of the deception.
    In 1918 Royal Marines led the Zeebrugge Raid. Five Royal Marines earned the Victoria Cross in the First World War, two at Zeebrugge, one at Gallipoli, one at the Battle of Jutland and one on the Western Front. After the war Royal Marines took part in the allied intervention in Russia. In 1919, the 6th Battalion RMLI rose in mutiny and was disbanded at Murmansk. 
    See more information on Royal Marine Light Infantry 
    Collection: Royal Marines Campaign Medal Rolls 1914-1920 
    Third entry
    First Name: Arthur Oliver 
    Surname: COBB
    Information: 1914 Star issued to R.M. Barracks Chatham (undated), Clasp issued 7/7/1920. 
    More Information: Chatham Battalion at Antwerp 1914. Discharged to Pension. 
    Further Information: CHAT008 
    Rank: Corporal 
    Service Number: CH/13654 
    Campaign Medals: 
    British War Medal
    From the information available to us, it is very possible that Arthur Oliver COBB was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.
    The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period. 
    Victory Medal
    Given the information we have available it is likely that Arthur Oliver COBB was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.
    Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible. 
    1914 Star
    The 1914 Star was instituted in 1917 for service ashore in France and Flanders between 5 August and 22 November 1914. In 1919 a clasp bearing the above dates was authorised and given to those individuals who had actually been under fire between the prescribed dates, popularly known as the 'Mons star' there were 378,000 awarded in total. 
    The 1914/15 Star was instituted in 1918 and awarded to those individuals who saw service in France and Flanders from 23 November 1914 to 31 December 1915, and to those individuals who saw service in any other operational theatre from 5 August 1914 to 31 December 1915. 
    A person who served during the period of 05/08/1914 and 31/12/1915 would have been awarded one or the other of the 'stars' (ie either the 1914 star which has '1914' on the scroll OR the 1914-15 star which has '1914-15' on the scroll, NOT both. 2,366,000 awarded in total. 
    British War Medal
    From the information available to us, it is very possible that Arthur Oliver COBB was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.
    The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period. 
    Service: Royal Marines 
    Primary_Unit: Royal Marine Light Infantry 
    Royal Marine Light Infantry during World War 1
    More information about Royal Marine Light Infantry
    Formed: 1855
    Disbanded: 1923
    During World War I, in addition to their usual stations aboard ship, Royal Marines were part of the Royal Naval Division which landed in Belgium in 1914 to help defend Antwerp and later took part in the amphibious landing at Gallipoli in 1915. It also served on the Western Front in the trenches.
    The Division's first two commanders were Royal Marine Artillery Generals. Other Royal Marines acted as landing parties in the Naval campaign against the Turkish fortifications in the Dardanelles before the Gallipoli landings. They were sent ashore to assess damage to Turkish fortifications after bombardment by British and French ships and, if necessary, to complete their destruction. The Royal Marines were the last to leave Gallipoli, replacing both British and French troops in a neatly planned and executed withdrawal from the beaches. It even required some Marines to wear French uniforms as part of the deception.
    In 1918 Royal Marines led the Zeebrugge Raid. Five Royal Marines earned the Victoria Cross in the First World War, two at Zeebrugge, one at Gallipoli, one at the Battle of Jutland and one on the Western Front. After the war Royal Marines took part in the allied intervention in Russia. In 1919, the 6th Battalion RMLI rose in mutiny and was disbanded at Murmansk.
    See more information on Royal Marine Light Infantry 
    Collection: The Jack Clegg Memorial Database of the 1914 Star Medal to the Royal Navy & Royal Marines 
  4. 1887 181 Romany Road, Norwood, Surrey (birth and baptism of Agnes Olive)
    1891 71 Stewarts Road, Battersea, London RG12/426 Folio 133/34 Page 36/37
    1901 Wycliffe Road, Battersea, London
    1907 33 Prarie Street, Battersea, Surrey (at marriage)
    1907 Sabine Road, Battersea, Surrey (On Shaftsbury Estate, no bathrooms) 
    1908 9 Coteford Street, Tooting, Surrey (4 roomed cottage)
    1910-1911 89 Renmuir Street, Tooting Junction, Surrey
    1912-1914 105a Silverthorne Road, Battersea, Surrey
    1915 96 Tennyson Street, Battersea, Surrey (flat)
    1916-1925 24 Park Avenue, Mitcham, Surrey (two rooms)
    1917 Chipstead Golf House, Chipstead, Surrey
    1925-1932 35 Lynwood Road, Tooting, Surrey (4 bedroomed house)
    1932-1952 Lynette, 1 Ravensbury Avenue, Morden, Surrey (bungalow)
    1952-1970 74 Tudor Avenue, Worcester Park, Surrey (chalet bungalow) (with daughter and son-in-law)
    1970-1979 25 Milton Close, Lancing, West Sussex (bungalow) (with daughter and son-in-law, after 1974 with daughter)
    1979-1980 54 Church Road, Horley, Surrey (maisonette) (with daughter)
  5. 1904 74 Stanley Street, Battersea, London, (baptism of Winfred Jessie Ruth)
    1907 Sabine Road, Battersea, London (marriage of sister Agnes Olive) 
    1911 81 Sabine Road, Battersea, Surrey
    1931 15 Boundary Road, Colliers Wood, Merton, London SW
    1932 16 Ravensfield Road, Upper Tooting, SW17
    c1936 - 1970 217, Hillcross Avenue, Morden, Surrey
    1970 7 Boundary Way. East Preston, Sussex
    1972 ? Redhill, Surrey
    ? Glenroyd, 2 Devon Crescent, Redhill, Surrey
    1996 Room 5, Hall Grange, Shirley Church Road, Shirley, Croydon, Surrey

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