William Venn (1901 - 1972)

Born: 1901 (Aug 19) Devonport, Devon
Died: 1972 (Dec 15) Plymouth, Devon

Family Relationships

Parents:
William Albert Venn (1873 - 1920)
Elizabeth Jane Willcock (1867 - 1910)

Marriages:
1927 (Jan 21) New York, New York, USA
  to Annie Kelly (1902 - 1996)

Siblings:
Emily Madeline Venn (1899 - 1993)
Bessie Caroline Venn (1902 - 1975)

Children:
Details not held on-line


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Known History

Born at 22 Brunswick Place, Devonport
Baptised 1901 (Sep 14) St John, Devonport

Later lived at 6 Rosebery Avenue, Plymouth
Attended Salisbury Road School, Plymouth

Joined Merchant Navy as cadet 1918 (Nov 11)
(in Far East with Royal Mail Steam Packet Co)

With Prince Line as 3rd officer 1924 to 1928
With Prince Line as 2nd officer 1929 to 1931

Obtained second mate's certificate 1923 (Jul 19)
Obtained first mate's certificate 1926 (Jul 31)
Obtained master's certificate 1928 (Dec 17)

Married in New York seamen's church institute

Later captain of GWR tender at Millbay Docks
Living in Eton Avenue, central Plymouth in 1939

In Royal Naval Reserve during 1939-1945 war
(based at HMS Pleiades, Scapa Flow, Orkney)

Lived in Roborough, north of Plymouth, from 1942