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« on: April 22, 2018, 12:43:22 PM »

Chief Joiner
Service Number P/M 1776
Died 03/08/1947  ,  Aged 56
Royal Navy  ,  H.M.S. Victory.
Husband of L. E. Marchment, of Havant.
Buried in Havant Cemetery, Havant, Hampshire - grave ref : Grave 229.

The CWGC index and the Naval History Net shows William Marchment's rank as "Chief Joiner".  The following newspaper article shows him as "C.P.O."

Hampshire Telegraph - Friday 08 August 1947

Havant C.P.O. Verdict.

A verdict that C.P.O. William George Marchment, of 10 Knox Road, Havant, "died from heart failure while under an anaesthetic from an operation for hernia, which was necessary and properly performed" was recorded by the Coroner for South Hants (Major G.H. Warner) at Havant, Tuesday.

Aged 56, Mr.Marchment came from an old Portsmouth family.  He joined the Royal Navy in 1910 as a carpenter and served throughput World War 1.  Joiner to Admiral Jellicoe while serving in the Iron Duke Mr. Marchment was appointed joiner instructor at R.N. Barracks, Portsmouth in 1925 until he was recalled in 1939, and served throughout the war in the barracks joiners shop.

A  keen member of the Toc H, he was arranging to form a branch in Havant.  He was also a member of 1428 Masonic Lodge.  He leaves a widow, son and daughter.

Portsmouth Evening News - Friday 25 November 1949


Toc H members from a wide area assembled at Havant Congregationai Church Hall last evening to give the Bedhampton and Havant unit, formed two years ago, a send-off in their new status as a branch.  More than 100 attended a dedication service in the church, conducted by the branch Padre (the Rev. P. H. W. Grubb).
The lamp, which was formally handed to Mr. Leslie Marchment (Secretary, and founder member), was dedicated the memory of Elder Brethren, especially two founder members, the late Bill Marchment and George Magness.
Light was taken by Mr. Dennis Connors.
During a talk which followed, Mr. Stuart Greenacre (Southern Area Secretary) said: "There is not merely spiritual side Toe H. the whole thing is spiritual''.  Mr. George Bailey (branch Chairman) expressed hope of doubling membership within a year. He said that branch meetings were held at Bedhampton Church Hut.
Community singing was led by Mr. Don Purnell.

The attached picture of Mr. Marchment accompanied the first newspaper article.

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 20:08:03 PM »

Name:   William Henry George Marchment
Gender:   Male
Birth Date:   28 Jan 1891
Birth Place:   Portsmouth, Hants
First Service Date:   18 Apr 1910
First Ship Served On:   Victory II
Last Service Date:   8 May 1925
Last Ship Served On:   Victory II
Service Number:   M1776
Looks as though in 1925 he became a supernumerary and record transferred to card

A carpenter & joiner when he joined.
 His death was at Emsworth Hospital, Hants.

In 1911 with parents William & Laura & 2younger brothers at 182 Guildford Rd, Fratton, Portsmouth. He was  a Carpenters Crew Navy. His father was a Dockyard Hammerman

Married Lydia E Roper ¼ Mar 1914 Portsmouth

In 1939, with Lydia(13.6.1891) & Leslie V(1924) & Matilda A Gibbs(1869, widow), & 1 closed entry. At 18 Bonchurch Rd, Portsmouth. He was a Chief Joiner RN HMS Victory
Lydia shown as PWC DI 114410 (??)

Probate. Of 10 Knox Rd, Havant. He died at the Cottage Hospital, Emsworth. Probate to Lydia Elizabeth Marchment, widow. Effects £1287.

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