Galician (1900)
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3.
July 17, 2017

As in the previous message left by Jamie Staple my paternal grandfather was in the R.A.M.C. serving on the Glenart Castle when it was sunk in Feb.1918. It had a devastating impact on his family, which they never fully recovered from. I too would be interested in any information as regards a centenary commemoration in February 2018. Also I would be interested to know if there are any photos of the ships crew as none of my father's family had a photograph of him. My grandfather's name was Thomas Hyatt (P.V36053.) I have been to the Holybrook Memorial in Southampton and found the names of all the crew lost on that day, it is a very moving tribute to all the men and women lost at sea.

Many thanks,
Anthony Hyatt


2.
Oct. 30, 2016

My maternal grandfather, Andrew Duncan, was one of the casualties on the Glenart Castle. I'm interested on any group involved with marking the 100 years in 2018. I live in Bridport, Dorset and have visited Hartland, but didn't know of a memorial. Next visit I will go looking for it. Andrew's death had a devastating affect on his family, three young children and my widowed grandmother. My extended family would like to mark the centenary of his death. Any info will be gratefully received.

Yours sincerely,
Jamie Staple

Reply 1
Mar. 19, 2017

There is an annual service of Remembrance at the Hartland Point Memorial on the 26th February. The memorial stone is just off of the Coastal Path above Hartland Point, the walk up can be "challenging" in bad weather! Full details can be made available. 2018 is a special occasion, the final plans are not yet completed. Again if interested I will keep you up to date. Bridport should be no problem for a day trip, if you are thinking about staying overnight be aware that local accommodation could be at a premium. I am in contract with other relatives.

Bob Lawrence
Representing the Royal Army Medical Corps


1.
Feb. 1, 2013

Below is a photo of Michael P. Sinnott, Radio Officer on the Glenart Castle. Born in Cahore, Gorey, Co.Wexford, Ireland. He was my Mothers uncle.

Best regards,
Ben Breen
Co. Wexford, Ireland



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