BORN HULL 1889. SON OF CHARLES WILLIAM JOULES (1847-1919) & MARY ANN BUTLER (1851-1918), 14 HARCOURT STREET, HULL. ONE OF THIRTEEN CHILDREN, SEVERAL OF WHICH DIED IN INFANCY. THE FAMILY ALSO LIVED AT 61 ABBEY STREET, HOLDERNESS ROAD (1911 CENSUS). ONE OF 13 CHILDREN. AND THREE BROTHER KILLED IN WW1. HIS WIFE ELSIE MAY (MORTON) LIVED AT THIS ADDRESS ON INGS ROAD. CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE STAM SHIP CALYPSO, SUNK OFF NORWAY ON 11/07/1916, AGED 28. HE IS LISTED ON TRINITY HOUSE SCHOOL MEMORIAL.
HIS PARENTS DIED SOON AFTER THE WAR. HIS SIBLINGS CAPTAIN, CHARLES WILLIAM JOULES (1870-1940) WAS A MASTER MARINER. HERBERT JOULES (1884-1941) SERVED IN THE 11TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT, WALTER JOULES (1890-1921) SERVED IN THE ROYAL ENGINEERS. HE NEVER RECOVERED FROM THE DEATH OF HIS TWIN BROTHER, ERNEST AND DIED IN A DRINK DRIVING INCIDENT, AGED 31. THEY LEFT SISTERS, FANNY, EDITH, LILLIAN AND FLORENCE.
Calypso SS was a 2,876grt British Merchantship built in 1904 by Earleâ€™s SB. & Eng. Co., Ltd., Hull and owned by T. Wilson, Sons & Co., Ltd., Hull . There was accommodation for 57-1st, 44-2nd and 863-3rd class passengers. Taken up by the Admiralty in November 1914, she was renamed HMS CALYX and armed with 8 x 4.7inch and 2 x 3pounder guns. She served with the 10th Cruiser Squadron until 26.6.1915 when she was returned to the Wilson Line. On the 10th July 1916, in the North Sea when about 15 miles west of Listafjorden, Norway she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine U-53 when on route from London for Christiania carrying a general cargo. 30 lives lost, including Master. The following crew were from Hull.
1. EATON (25), Assistant Steward, of Ye Old White Hart pub, Silver Street, Hull. Born Hull,
2. FORSELL, GUSTAF TEODOR (62), Carpenter, husband of Henrietta Forsell (nee Sshultz), of 29, Edward’s Place, Buckingham Street, Hull. Born at Akesund, Sweden.
3. GIBSON, GEORGE (47), Chief Engineer, husband of Margaret Helen Gibson (nee Bullard), of 7, Acland St., Albert Avenue, Hull. Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
4. HOLDSWORTH, CLIFFORD MOLLEY (24), Third Engineer, Son of Raymond and Annie Gertrude Holdsworth (nee Darley), of 132, Ella St., Hull. Born at Hull. Tower Hill Memorial.
5. HOTHAM, ALBERT ROBERT (42), Donkeyman, Husband of Ellen Hotham, of 10, Carlton Terrace, S. Boulevard, Hull. Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
6. JOULES, HAROLD (28), Chief Officer, Husband of Elsie May Morton (formerly Joules), of Cleveleys, Clifford Avenue, Ings Rd., Hull. Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
7. NIXON (24), Wireless Operator, Son of Mrs. H. Nixon, of 36, Cumberland St., Hull.
8. PLUMB, JOHN EDWIN (32), Ship’s Cook, Husband of Annie Elizabeth Appleton (formerly Plumb), of 79, Thoresby St., Prince’s Avenue, Hull. Born at Hull, Tower Hill Memorial.
9. SMITH, ARTHUR PEARSON (39), Chief Steward, SS Calypso, Mercantile Marine, â€ 11/07/1916, Husband of Beatrice Smith, of 33, Ormonde Avenue, Desmond Avenue, Hull.
10. STOCKDALE, TOM (35), Second Officer, Son of the late Tom and Ruth Stockdale; husband of Mary Ann Stockdale (nee Betney), of 3, Swinburne St., Westcott St., Hull.
11. WESTCOTT, WILLIAM ALEXANDER GEORGE (37), Able Seaman, Son of Mary Ann Westcott, of 29, Windmill St., Gravesend. Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
12. WESTERMAN, ARTHUR STEWART (33), Second Engineer, Son of Mrs. Ada Westerman, of 36, Peel St., Hull. Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial.