|Memorial .||Southampton Old Cemetery|
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Family :Born 22nd July 1872 to Henry Abraham and Mary Ann (nee Docwra). Baptised 11th August 1872.
In 1881, aged 8 he is resident at 147 High Street, St. Lawrence, Southampton. with two brothers and two sisters. Most remarkable about this census entry is the absence of mother and father, but there are 4 servants resident at this address, including a Porter, Housemaid, Cook and nurse. This has been the family home since at least 1861, with father running his shop as a Watchmaker/Silversmith & jeweller. Father died on 17th July 1881 - mother died 1907.
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Felix appears on the 1911 census on HMs Forte recorded along with his colleagues as a Fleet Paymaster. He is now 38, and recorded as a single man - he does not appear to have ever married.
He served a full career in the Royal Navy, the following of which are a subset of his postings as taken from the Navy List.
15th Jul 1889 Trained and appears on the Navy List as an Assistant Clerk
6th Feb 1890 Assistaant Clerk aboard HMS Hyacinth a Screw Cruiser 3rd Class of 1420 tons and 1190HP. Based in China
15th July 1890 Clerk aboard and serving HMS Victor Emanuel , a "Receiving Ship" of 5157 tons. Based at Hong Kong.
25th April 1893 Assistant. Paymaster aboard HMS Inflexiblea Twin Screw Battleship, 2nd CLass Armoured of 11880 tons a Port Guard Ship at Portsmouth.
1st Mar 1903 Paymaster
16th June 1908 Staff Paymaster aboard HMS Forte a twin screw protected cruiser, 2nd Class. Ship was completed at Portsmouth 20th April 1909.
1st Mar 1911 Fleet Paymaster aboard HMS Forte
August 1912 Fleet paymaster aboard HMS St. George a Twin Screw protected Cruiser, 1st Class of 7700 tons (for victualling duties)
22 November 1914 Serving aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth a Battleship at Portsmouth.
1916-7 Fleet Paymaster(retired)
He was awarded the following medals: Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal, however as he died during the period of the war these were sent to his brother George.
He was resident at 45 Bugle Street, Southampton in 1917, but later in the year he died of illness on 4th November 1917 at Haslar, Hospital in Gosport, Hampshire. It is said that he became ill through the exertion of his Naval duties and died following a few days in hospital.
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|Mother :||Pinelands Kilwinning No. 960 S.C.||Western Province of Cape of Good Hope|
|Joined :||Royal Gloucester No. 130 E.C.||Hampshire & IOW|
10th January 1917
10th January 1917
10th January 1917
In November 1916 was proposed as a joining member of Royal Gloucester Lodge No 130. At the time he is recorded residing at the Polygon House Hotel. He subsequently joined 10th May 1917 from 960 S.C. Lodge 960 S.C, named Pinelands Kilwinning, which meets at Pinelands, Capetown South Africa is located in the District Grand Lodge of Western Province of the Cape of Good Hope. His masonic documents were lost in a ship that sank so duplicates were obtained and he was balloted as a joining member. At this stage, with no access to online records of Grand Lodge of Scotland, it may be assumed that he was initiated into Freemasonry in South Africa, with Pinelands as his mother lodge. Initiation would have taken place after 1909 and before 1912 when he returned to Portsmouth.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Book : 1921 - Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918 - Oxford University Press
- Document : 1933 - Masonic Roll of Honour - Freemasons' Hall Vestibule - United Grand Lodge of England