Double Banns

During World War One many servicemen would have married before going off to war and others after returning. It appears some had to make several tries to get married during the war. One such person was Arthur Twist, a Leading Stoker and later Stoker Perry Officer on the H.M.S. Falmouth and my 3rd cousin 3x removed.

The HMS Falmouth was a 2nd class Light Cruiser of the Weymouth-class.

Dover Express 26 November 1915 AT

Arthur Twist was born to Benjamin Twist and Agnes Ballard on 5 May 1892 at Guston, Kent near Dover. He joined the Royal Navy at the age of 18, on 11 July 1910.

Marriage Banns were read between 22 Nov 1914 and 6 Dec 1914 at St Bartholomew, Charlton by Dover. The HMS Falmouth was at Scapa Flow in November 1914.

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But the wedding did not take place. Perhaps Arthur had to leave in a hurry to join his ship in the early stage of the war.

Banns were again read at St Bartholomew between 7 Mar 1915 and 21 Mar 1915.

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And this time, the wedding took place on 3 Apr 1915 as reported in the Dover Express on 9 APr 1915.

Dover Express 09 April 1915

Arthur was finally married to Susan Anne Elizabeth Kennett who was bor 19 Aug 1896 at Dover. Susan, a part time servant in 1911, was the daughter of Richard and Eliza Kennett.

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HMS Falmouth in 1914 from Wikimedia

HMS Falmouth was in British Home Waters, North Atlantic from September 1914 to February 1915. Read more at Naval History.

 

UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1853-1928 - Arthur Twist-1

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