Daniel Pickett (Ch) J 603247, Boy 1st Class.
Daniel was born in Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire on 18th April 1901. Born after the 1901 census, he next appeared on the 1911 census, living with his Mother Lizzie, 4 siblings and Stepfather at Exlade Street, Woodcote, Reading.
Daniel was working as a gardener's boy until 9th October 1916 when he joined the Navy for 12 years service, aged 15.
He was 5'5" tall, had brown hair, grey eyes and a small scar over his right eye.
His training began at HMS IMPREGNABLE as a Boy 2nd Class, rising to Boy 1st Class on 7th April 1917. He turned 16 later that month and embarked to HMS VANGUARD on 31st May 1917, spending just 39 days aboard his first ship before he lost his life.
His pension was awarded to his mother following his death. He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial.
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1911 England Census
Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1848-1939 National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services; Class: ADM 188; Piece: 767
British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960 National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Admiralty: Naval Casualties, Indexes, War Grave Rolls and Statistics Book, First World War.; Class: ADM 242; Piece: 009 (1914 - 1919)
Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919 TNA Series: ADM 242/9; Scan Number: 0913
World War I Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923 Western Front Association; London, England; WWI Pension Record Cards and Ledgers; Reference: 153/0738/PIC-PIE
Image-Reading Standard 1917