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Old 31st October 2009, 17:14
chrissiewalton chrissiewalton is offline  
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Hi,

My Grandad, Robert Arthur England, 'Bob', was on board the Glenearn as he was transporting from one place to another (unfortunately i don't know specific details!) with the landing crafts as he drove them in the war. Has anyone got any memories or information regarding him? He was a mischievious man who was always up to something! I think he spent a lot of time in the tool shop and ended up making a strange lighter (with a brass button design that he stuck on the front!) and selling them to the others on board!

I also know that he was in charge of the rum and cigarette ration for a while! He was a sergeant in the Marines. It would make me so happy if anyone out there had any information! He also had a young black boy as a mascot whom he nicknamed 'Tuesday!'.

Kind regards
Chrissie Walton
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Old 31st October 2009, 18:21
JOHN C TAYLOR JOHN C TAYLOR is offline  
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GOODNESS a reply within hours, John Early many thanks, firstly I send my best wishes to you and your dad, I too wish I had listened to my fathers stories more,but even as a child growing up in Liverpool dad always pointed out the ships and identified them as they arrived in port and also I remember following Glenearn in the shipping column in the Liverpool echo as it resumed
peacetime voyages in the fifties.
There is also on the australian war memorial site listed, video footage onboard
of a training exercise, but we can only access it if we are australian citizens
but I have contacted my sister in oz to see if she can see it, fingers crossed
might have our dads on it maybe.
best wishes..........John T.
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Old 10th November 2009, 17:13
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Vonee, If it was the case that you were not successful in finding your way back to your "hello" thread on the Glenearn click HERE
Could you scan the photo in? My Grandad may be on it! Chrissie
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Old 10th November 2009, 18:28
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There is also on the australian war memorial site listed, video footage onboard
of a training exercise, but we can only access it if we are australian citizens
but I have contacted my sister in oz to see if she can see it, fingers crossed
might have our dads on it maybe.
best wishes..........John T.
Hi John
any luck with the video ? it would be fantastic to show my Dad some video footage of the training exercises.
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Old 10th November 2009, 20:27
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Old 10th November 2009, 21:10
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Old 24th October 2018, 20:47
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Hms glenearn

Hi there,

My daughter is a regular, volunteer visitor to an ex-sailor in a local care home who served on HMS Glenearn.

We would like to purchase the book 'In time of war' ... can someone please point me in the right direction or provide a contact.

Thanks, R Baggott
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