George Arthur Maddock

Janet Maddock
4th September 2009, 12:51
Hello all - Im new and on a mission - Operation Grandad.
My father George Arthur Maddock from Yorkshire will be 90 on 28 September and we are planning a bit of a do and are seeking some information about his exploits. I believe he joined up at the start of the war and trained on HMS Arthur and then served most of the war on HMS Whitehall mainly on convoy duty halfway to Russia. He caught diphteria so just missed sailing on HMS Hood on her last voyage when a lot of his mates were lost. He started as Seaman and progressed to Able Seaman but got demobbed early (which he regrets) and went down the pit for the last few months of the war. Does anyone remember him or even better have any photos?

non descript
4th September 2009, 12:53
Janet, A warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community and a first and interesting posting re your father George Arthur Maddock - let's see what we can do for you, as we have many helpful and very knowledgeable members. In the meantime do enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. (Thumb)

K urgess
4th September 2009, 13:16
Welcome aboard from northern East Yorkshire, Janet.
The crew should be able to tell you where to find the information you're looking for.
Meanwhile find your way around the ship and enjoy the voyage.

4th September 2009, 13:25
If memory serves, didn't HMS Whitehall have a new type of mortar/depth charge thrower installed?

Steve Woodward
4th September 2009, 13:50
Welcome to SN from East Yorkshire, the best of luck in ''Operation Grandad'', hopefully someone can help.

Yes, Whitehall Pioneered an early ahead throwing mortart but it was not s success and she was fitted witrh Headgehog when she was converted to a long range escort destroyer.

ian d.cameron
4th September 2009, 14:06
Hi Janet
For info on her convoys click ship search and put in Whitehall
Click the forward arrow for more photos

4th September 2009, 15:05
Greetings Janet and a warm welcome to SN from the south of England. Bon voyage.

4th September 2009, 20:00
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy the site.

I am sure our members will help as much as they can.

4th September 2009, 22:47
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

5th September 2009, 07:55
I'm wondering if Janet is refering to HMS Royal Arthur? If so the website "The Wartime Memories Project" might be able to help and they also have some Class photos on the site. If George Arthur Maddock went there at the begining of the war it must be the one at Skegness.