William Roe (1893–1945)


Royal Navy P.I.C. 248804 hms Egmont, Victory II & Penstemon

Photo courtesy of a relative

Photo of William Roe in WW1

Born in October 1893, William enlisted in the Royal Navy in January 1916. He served in Malta on HMS Egmont as well as on HMS Victory II and Penstemon. In 1920 he married Ada Wragg; they lived on the Common and William became foreman at a local limestone quarry.

Navy Record
He was born 27 Oct 1893, a limestone quarryman, height 5ft 7¾in; brown hair and blue eyes;
04/01/16 Enlisted as a stoker.
05/01/16 to 09/05/16 Victory II
10/05/16 to 19/11/18 Egmont
20/11/18 to 09/02/19 Victory II
Both Victory and Egmont were shore-based establishments. Victory II was at Crystal Palace and Egmont was an old fort on Malta.

As his photograph shows (taken in Malta) he also served on HMS Penstemon.

William Rowe in naval uniforn during WW1

William in his HMS Victory uniform

William Roe in a navl football team in WW1

William, front row extreme right.

William Roe's brother John T Roe is also on the Roll of Honour.


1901 Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Roe Head 31 Quarryman Crich
Martha Roe wife 29   Holloway
William Roe son 8   Crich
John T Roe son 5   Crich

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1911: Sun Lane, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Martha Roe Head (married) 38   Holloway
Wm. Roe son 17 Limestone quarryman Crich
John T Roe son 14 Door machinist Crich
Mary E Roe daughter 4   Crich

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1918 Crich voters
William Roe, Market Place; absent on military service.