HMS Warspite
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80.
Aug. 24, 2018

I just managed to get a copy of my grandfathers WWII naval records and see he served on the Warspite from 28/8/42 to 29/9/44. His name is George Douglas Blake and listed as Able seaman (S.T). I would love to hear from anyone that has crew photos from this time, so I can see if my Grandfather is in any of them and any other information that I would find interesting. Appreciate any info to help me with my research on him.

Best wishes,
Jeremy Blake (Jez)
Reading, Berkshire, UK


79.
Aug. 18, 2018

I'm enquiring about my late father. His name was Frank Campbell and he apparently served during WWII on the Warspite. I would like any information that's available! His service number was JX 191153. I don't know where to start.

Morag Campbell
Australia


78.
July 17, 2018

I believe my father Fred Stevens was on board HMS Warspite during the Normandy Landings and I would like to verify that if possible. He left the Navy in 1952 as a Chief Petty Officer but in 1944 was a stoker his Royal Navy number was CKX99747.

Peter Bownes


77.
Apr. 24, 2018

My father in law left me a journal from a midshipman from H.M.S. Warspite and I am wondering would it be of personal value to your archives or a relative of the man. His name was Alan C. Mather and the journal is dated 18th May 1921 to 14th April 1923. I have no information as to when and where Vinnie McCann came across this journal as our family have no connection to this warship. Hoping it will be of interest to someone.

Regards,
Bernadette McCann


76.
May 14, 2018

My father Mr. George E. J. Harris, was a Royal Marine Gunner on HMS Warspite on D-Day 1944. He would have been 100 years old this year. He served from 1938 to 1951.

Maureen Brazier


75.
Nov. 12, 2017

I'm trying to trace any records of my great uncle who, according to family 'knowledge' and a few bits of memorabilia, was on the Warspite. There's a story about him being on board when it was torpedoed, but I don't even know if this is a true story or not.

I don't know how to find records to verify anything we know. I've drawn a blank on most avenues. It's as though he never existed in the navy. His name was Harry (Henry) Gatie and he lived in Carlisle, Cumbria. I think he was born April 6th 1909. Would be most grateful if anyone out there can help. Perhaps a crew list?

Thanks,
Alx Leeks



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