Battle of Jutland

We know of three men from Warmington who served in the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916, two of whom lost their lives.

BASIL LEONARD NEATH was born in Oundle on 7 May 1899.  He served in the Royal Navy on many vessels, beginning in 1915 on the Impregnable.  He served in the Battle of Jutland on board HMS Canada.  Basil left the Navy on 1 January 1920 and died in 1993 in Kent.

ALBERT JAMES BARTLETT was born in London on 18 July 1895 but baptised at the Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Warmington on 8 September 1895 by Rev Flood.  His mother, Fanny, had been born in Warmington and she married Albert Bartlett at Warmington Church on 28 March 1894.  They lived in London, where Fanny's husband was a police constable but he died on 22 June 1910 in Warmington.  In 1911, Albert was a telegraph messenger and lived with his mother and siblings in Warmington.  In World War 1, Albert was Leading Telegraphist J/11978, Royal Navy, HMS Invincible.  He was killed in action on HMS Invincible at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May, 1916, aged 20.

WILFRED ROBERT ULYATT was born on 28 October 1895 in Warmington and baptised on 8 December 1895 by Rev Flood at the Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Warmington.  His parents were Henry Robert and Caroline (nee Cliff) Ulyatt.  In 1911, Wilfred was a draper's apprentice at Messrs Oates and Musson, High Street, Stamford which was a department store where many of the employees lived on the premises.  Wilfred joined the Royal Marines on 2 December 1912.  He was a Bombardier in the Royal Navy, Royal Marine Artillery from 7 February 1916.  Wilfred was killed on 31 May, 1916, aged 20, on HMS Lion at the Battle of Jutland.

Warmington remembers Albert James Bartlett and Wilfred Robert Ulyatt on the War Memorial in the churchyard.  All three men are commemorated on the Roll of Honour in the south aisle of the church.


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