Henry James Clinton
M, #9246, b. 1 January 1894, d. 13 June 1918
Henry James Clinton was born on 1 January 1894 at Hackney, London, England.1,2 He was the son of Henry William Clinton and Hannah Ball. Henry James Clinton was an apprentice metal turner and leading stoker in the Royal Navy. He married Isabella Buchan Bruce at Manse of Nigg, Nigg, Kincardineshire, Scotland, on 1 October 1917.3,2 He was the informant for Henry William Clinton's birth at 27 Walker Road, Torry, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 18 April 1918.4,2 Henry died on 13 June 1918 at HMS Conquest at age 24. HMS Conquest hit a mine off the coast of Essex at 11.40am on 13 June 1918 whilst sailing from Harwich to Chatham killing 9 men. He was buried after 13 June 1918 at Gilliingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Gilliingham, Kent, England.5,2
Child of Henry James Clinton and Isabella Buchan Bruce
- Henry William Clinton b. 18 Apr 1918, d. 1919
- [S8258] Henry James Clinton, Register of Births in the Sub-District of Hackney in the County of London, "I, the undersigned, Do hereby certify that the Birth of Henry James Clinton born on the 1st day of January 1894 has been duly registered by me at No. 91 of my Register Book. Witness my hand, this 6th day of February 1894. T. Coates Registrar of Birth and Deaths. Hackney Sub-District."
- [S6014] Keith Innes, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Keith Innes of Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
- [S8255] Henry James Clinton to Isabella Buchan Bruce, Statutory Register of Marriages in the Parish of Nigg in the County of Kincardine, "1917, on the First day of October at The Manse of Nigg, After Publication According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Henry James Clinton, Turner (Apps) (Stoker R.N.), Bachelor, 23 years, resident at 27 Walker Road, Torry, Aberdeen, presently on H.M.S. Conquest, Father: Henry James (sic) Clinton, Jeweller, Mother: Hannah Clinton M.S. Ball. Isabelle Buchan Bruce, worker in Box Factory (Spinster), 19 years, resident at 27 Walker Road, Torry, Aberdeen, Father: John Bruce, Trawl Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Margaret Bruce M.S Buchan. Hugh M. Smith, Minister of Nigg. Elizabeth Bruce Witness. Henry J Gibson Witness. Registered: 1917, October 3rd at Nigg, D.M. Walker Int. Registrar."
- [S8260] Henry William Clinton, Register of Births in the Parish of Nigg in the County of Kincardine, "Henry William Clinton, 1918, April Eighteenth 1h 30m P.M. at 27 Walker Road, Torry, Aberdeen, Male. Father: Henry James Clinton, Metal Turner (Apps) (Stoker RN). Mother: Isabelle Buchan Clinton M. S. Bruce, married 1917 October 1st in Nigg. Informant: Henry James Clinton, Father. Registered: 1918, April 22nd at Nigg, D.M. Walker Int. Registrar."
- [S8259] Debt of Honour Register and certificate, Casualty No 3056561, "In memory of leading stoker Henry James Clinton, Service Number: K/17545, H.M.S. Conquest, Royal Navy who died on 13 June 1918. Remembered with Honour. Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent. Naval, 12.619. Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission."