Chief Skipper John Thomas Standen RNR


1881 Oct 22. Born Bishops Stortford, Essex on RNR card, but the only man to fit UK births in Oct/Dec in Tunbridge, Kent, but he died at birth. I can find nothing else suitable for these dates

1901 Sep 23 to 24 Oct 1901 . Enlisted in RN as AB

RNR Record

1915 May 5. Appointed "Skipper" in RNR

1917 Jan 1. Appointed "Chief Skipper". Skipper RNR was an rank used in the British Royal Naval Reserve for skippers of fishing boats who were members of the service. It was equivalent to Warrant Officer. Skippers could also be promoted to Chief Skipper RNR (equivalent to Commissioned Warrant Officer) and Skipper Lieutenant RNR.

1921 Feb 16. Joined ADRIC with service no 1689. Posted to J Coy.

1921 Apr 7. Posted to Q Coy

1922 Jan. I assume he served till demobilisation

1939 Register. Living at Park House , Tenterden R.D., Kent, England with wife Katie G. He is an incapacitated dairy farmer