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Arthur Roake DSM SS1940

LCC index

Arthur Roake is born 12 March 1889 at Forest Hill, in London

The 1891 census lists Arthur as living at 97 Malham road, Lewisham. He is one of many children to his parents John & Ruth Roake, John is a baker. Older siblings are Herbert, William, Thomas, Henry, Edward, Ruth  plus Alfred is slightly younger.

The UK Royal Navy Register of Seamens Services lists the many ships he served in from around the age of 18
Pembroke from 27 May 1907 to 14 July 1907
Victorious from 15 July 1907 to 7 November 1907
Dido from 8 November 1907 to 31 December 1907
Encounter from January 1908 to 13 April 1910
Hawke from 14 April 1910 to 14 May 1910
Pembroke from 25 May 1910 to 12 August 1910
Indomitable from 13 August 1910 to 24 November 1911
Pembroke from 22 November 1911 to 4 January 1912
Iphigenia from 5 January 1912 to 22 April 1912
Hood from 23 April 1912 to 24 July 1912
Pembroke from 25 July 1912 to 27 July 1912

He was transferred to RFR Chatham B8843, 28 July 1912
Pembroke I, 1 August 1914 to 24 August 1914
Audacious, 25 August 1914 to 27 October 1914
Cornwallis, 28 October 1914 to 16 January 1917
Pembroke I, 17 January 1917 to 26 February 1917
Vivid (Foyle), 27 February 1917 to 15 March 1917

Notes:
Awarded DSM (London Gazette of 16/8/15)

The LCC records of 1922 list Arthur Roake :

Arthur Roake (R.N.R., L.F.B.) was awarded the D.S.M. for his gallantry on 25th April, 1915, when, being one of a small party which had been landed to reconnoitre, he carried a wounded officer under heavy fire back to the boats, and the next day acted as a guide to a second party.

Roake, Arthur (1914-17); D.S.M. ; Able Seaman, Royal Navy ; H.M.S. Audacious, H.M.S. Cornwallis and H.M.S. Foyle, Dardanelles 12 months ; Presumed drowned, 15th March, 1917.

Deceased 15 March 1917, lost when HMS Foyle was sunk by a mine