Frederick DATLEN Frederick William Leonard DATLEN Doré Louise DATLEN Robert Terry DATLEN Percy Reginald DATLEN Cecil Walter DATLEN Beatrice May DATLEN John DATLEN Lucy Elizabeth Florence YOUNG Elizabeth Louise TERRY Mini tree diagram

Arthur Edward DATLEN

27th Dec 1907 - about 1993

After retiring from sea he worked for the Dover Harbour Board

Life History

27th Dec 1907

Born in Dover, Kent, England


Resident in 15a Alma, Maison Dieu Road Dover, Kent

16th Jun 1932

Married Lucy Elizabeth Florence YOUNG in Dover, Kent, England


Birth of son John DATLEN in Dover, Kent, England


Death of son John DATLEN

between 1937 and 1943

Occupation Was a steward with Royal Mail Lines Limited.1

2nd Mar 1943

Occupation Was a steward aboard the Royal Mail Lines ship the Highland Brigade.1

about 1993

Died in Dover, Kent, England

Other facts


Note in Was evacuated from Dover during the war


Occupation After retiring from sea he worked for the Dover Harbour Board


Occupation Served with the Royal Auxiliary Fire Service


Occupation Steward on the HMTS Ariel based at Dover


Occupation Was 2nd Steward on HMTS Alerts based at Woolwich


Occupation Was apprenticed as a whitesmith


  • eMail from Jill Minchin dated 12 June 2009:

    When my father left school, he was apprenticed to a whitesmith(tinsmith);  after his apprenticeship finished he was not re-employed,the master taking on new apprentices (cheaper than a journeyman).  Hebecame a merchant seaman (ship's steward) and spent most of hisworking life so.  During the war he remained in the Merchant Navy, andbetween ships he served in the London Auxiliary Fire Service. I havemany papers of his from that time. Sometime after the war he joinedthe Post Office Cable Ships as a steward, and my first memories of hisworking life are of him being 2nd Steward (Captain's steward) on HMTSAlert, based at Woolwich.  Towards the end of his service hetransferred to HMTS Ariel, based at Dover, and he and my mother movedback to Dover in about 1964.  After retiring from sea, he worked forDover Harbour Board until his final retirement.


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