4th Regiment Maritime Anti-Aircraft Royal Artillery WW2

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  1. paulbol

    paulbol Member

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  2. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Thanks Paul. Not much to add unfortunately. I do see though that under Military History it says 'See Maritime Card' which indicates Army Records did, at some stage, have this record. It might be worth contacting the MOD records to see if it is still with his file. It's not unknown for the MOD not to send out the full records, sometimes they just miss a page or think it's not relevant.

    Tim
     
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  3. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    Sadly, Tim, in my experience dealing with Maritime Regiment records, the Maritime Card in many cases does not survive. very sad for those retrospectively looking back on their relatives service and only seeing half the story. Same for the RN (with their accounting bases).

    Fingers crossed for NOVELIST :)
    Regards
    Hugh
     
  4. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi Paul

    My Mothers cousin, L/Sgt George Glenday, was also with 4th Maritime Regt, Royal Artillery.

    He was the DEMS troop leader on board the SS Melbourne Star, which was torpedoed 480 miles south-east of Bermuda by the U-129 on 2nd April 1943. The ship sunk in just 2 minutes. 115 of the 119 crew were lost including George. The four survivors endured 38 days cast adrift in a life boat before being rescued by a US Catalina Flying Boat.

    George is remembered on the naval war memorial in Plymouth and in his home town of Dundee.

    George Glenday

    As far as I can tell, he was the only close relative to have been killed during WW2.

    I am forever grateful to the forum for providing me with this information.

    Gus
     
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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Paul - just for information - you dont need a new post for each image, you can put them all together in one post - its easier

    TD
     
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  6. paulbol

    paulbol Member

    Thanks for all the reply's.
     
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  8. paulbol

    paulbol Member

    I think i got all they had on Walter, they even sent me his WW1 Service record,
    which was included with his WW2 service record.

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  9. paulbol

    paulbol Member

    Did you see on the service record the world locations, Walter was posted to.

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  10. paulbol

    paulbol Member

    Did you see on the service record the world locations, Walter was posted to.

    See photos on my first post, two of the members said India for location.

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  11. paulbol

    paulbol Member

    Hi

    All just got the NOVELIST Log book.
    Walter no 63 in the list
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  12. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    Hi Paul,
    That is part of the ship's official logbook. If you note in the right hand column opposite his name you will see the number 28. There will be an entry about him on page 28 in the narrative of the logbook. Also if you look at the crew agreement also within you should see his name and also the name of his previous ship if it was recorded so I hope you got the relevant pages.
    Regards
    Hugh
     
  13. paulbol

    paulbol Member

    Hi Hugh,

    Thanks for the reply,

    I was only sent x4 sheets, 1 front sheet logbook and x3 sheets list of crew on the ship.
    ( page 28 is not included ) no other info

    Regards
     
  14. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    Hi Paul,
    Does it show what his previous ship was on the crew agreement? As far as we know he first served at sea in 1941 so you need to back track to 1941 via ships' crew agreements. I hope that ship is mentioned as it holds the key to the next stage. If you are not sure can you post the crew agreement pages x 3 please?
    With reference to page 28, I note there are similar page references on the crew list to all the DEMS gunners - ranging pages 28 - 33. Their ability and conduct is VG so the entries will not be discipline related. Probably a note stating when they joined and who they relieved but it is just my thoughts.
    The ship's official logbook is quite a large document that includes the crew agreement & crew list along with the narrative of the logbook and there are other pages that are not really of interest to researchers.
    So it is always difficult to know what to ask for in the first instance. You had ordered the document before I could say that there are people on this site who will copy whatever pages you need and cheaper too :)
    Regards
    Hugh
     
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