Hms glengyle - searching

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Stevesdaughter, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Stevesdaughter

    Stevesdaughter Junior Member

    Hi

    I am searching for anyone who was stationed on the HMS Glengyle during WW2.

    My father Stephen George Jacobs was in the Royal Navy from June 1941 until June 1944.

    His branch enlistment was Royal Arthur and Branch on discharge HMS Pembroke if this helps.

    He is alive and well and would very much like to catch up with old comrades or their families.

    Thank you
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi and welcome to the forum. There's some shippy experts on here that maybe able to help 'Cally' !

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  3. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum. I wish you luck in your search

    Regards
    Peter
     
  4. Stevesdaughter

    Stevesdaughter Junior Member

    Thank you

    If it helps he was in North Africa including Alexandria. Sicily, Malta, Iran, Crete, Anzio and Dieppe and was attached to the 8th Army.
     
  5. Jan7

    Jan7 Senior Member

  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    StevesDaughter

    Welcome aboard & good luck with your research

    Regards

    Ron
     
  7. Stevesdaughter

    Stevesdaughter Junior Member

    Thanks for the info Jan7 and the welcome, I will keep looking!
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I dug a bit deeper and found this for you:

    Its a bit small but some crew from the ship
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    NHCRA Jack Watson
     
  9. jonny neate

    jonny neate Junior Member

    Hi Stevesdaughter my father was on the Glengyle at that time .His name was Horace Henry James Neate.(sadly no longer with us). He was a small man about 5 foot 4 inches, but was probably known as John or Johny .All the best to you and your father,regards Jonny neate (jnr)
     
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Jonny and welcome to the forum. Regards Andy.
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    HMS Glengyle at Port Said in 1941.
     
  11. jonny neate

    jonny neate Junior Member

    Hi Andy,Thanks for the friendly welcome,my dad passed away over twenty years ago and as a young boy I would listen to my dads stories of his days aboared the Glengyle.These men who risked their lives for king and country were real men.My dad lied about his age to join the Royal Navy,so was a very young man .I often think how brave they were.Im over twice the age my dad was when he served,and i know im not half the man he was. many thanks ,Jonny
     
  12. cheekyphil

    cheekyphil Junior Member

    she was used by the commandos as a landing craft boat, I do believe she was used in the attack on castlerizzo so my grandad would have been on board as part of 50 commando. she was also used to drop off layforce on crete...grandad on board again...he gets around
     
  13. Norbert JamesMcEwan

    Norbert JamesMcEwan Junior Member

    Hi my dad Norbert McEwan, a Glaswegian, served on HMS Glengyle as a Petty Officer and saw service throughout the Mediterranean , Dieppe Raid etc. Dad died two years ago but I'd be pleased to hear from anyone who knew him and had any old photographs to share etc
     
  14. Mujtahid

    Mujtahid Junior Member

    Hi

    I am searching for anyone who was stationed on the HMS Glengyle during WW2.

    My father Stephen George Jacobs was in the Royal Navy from June 1941 until June 1944.

    His branch enlistment was Royal Arthur and Branch on discharge HMS Pembroke if this helps.

    He is alive and well and would very much like to catch up with old comrades or their families.

    Thank you
    My deceased father, PO Reginald Rutledge RNVR served on HMS Glengyle at D-Day where he was cox on a landcraft which was blown up by a mine, and in the Far East between 1945-46. He was a Petty Officer (shipwright) but according to the bits of information he occasionally (and reluctantly) let me know, he took part in some kind of combined operations scouting Japanese-held islands in the Indonesian Archipelogo. On his death he told my sister that during these operations they had "taken no prisoners". At the end of the war Glengyle was first sent to Nagasaki where he witnessed the atomic bomb destruction. Having hated the Japanese during the war he was struck by the kindliness of the japanese family with whom he was billetted. Glengyle later sailed to China. My father thought it might of had something to do with trying to stop the Chinese Communist Advance. At any rate the ship then returned home. After the war my father became quite religious and a strong pacifist.

    I would like to know a lot more about his wartime experiences but it seems difficult.

    Best Wishes for your research

    Ian Rutledge (Dr)
     
  15. palco

    palco Junior Member

    Hi .I am modeler.I looking for photos {best in camouflage}Hms Glengyle .Someone could help?
     
  16. ben_bones

    ben_bones Junior Member

    Hi

    I am searching for anyone who was stationed on the HMS Glengyle during WW2.

    My father Stephen George Jacobs was in the Royal Navy from June 1941 until June 1944.

    His branch enlistment was Royal Arthur and Branch on discharge HMS Pembroke if this helps.

    He is alive and well and would very much like to catch up with old comrades or their families.

    Thank you
    Hi, my grandfather served aboard the HMS Glengyle and im also looking to find any surviving sailors that also served on this ship during ww2. I have some great pics and would love to here some stories!
     
  17. kwato1

    kwato1 Junior Member

    My late father was on Glengyle from to 1940 to 1945, his name was Thomas Watson fron Newcastle, he was a stoker, and told of visits to the Med, Malta, Eygpt, Suez, Alexandria, The great bitter lakes, Italy, South Africa, Calcutta, I have his certificate from crossing the equator, a carving of the coat of arms of the ship, and a beaten meatal plate he had done in Calcutta for my late mother. Although he talked about his service I do not recall any names of other servicemen, I believe my sister has his service record with details of areas of service dates etc, my other sister also has his diaries which I have not for a long time but may contain references of other personell.
     
  18. pink bear

    pink bear Junior Member

    Hi I'm replying as I've just joined the site. My Grandad Charles Guest (Charlie) was on the Glengyle, I think as a Chief Petty Officer?? Unfortunately he died July 14th 2012 at the great age of 97. I loved hearing his stories and looking at his photos of the ship and just wondered if your Dad, or anyone else knew him? Or have any stories to compare. I do remember him refering to someone called 'Taffy' who he seemed to get up to all sorts with and I know he has a Maltese Cross from this time. Thanks
     
  19. fil

    fil New Member

    Hi,
    my husband happened on this website. My Dad, Edmund John Hart, dob 22nd feb 1926 served on HMS Glengyle during the war and went to Nagasaki and Hong Kong. He told me he was in a riot in Hong Kong and that the Kowloon ferry got hijacked by pirates while they were there and sailed off up river in a thick fog with all on board!
    He said the Glengyle was escorting some other slow ship and they got a message to say the war was over. He got it first so was first on the ship to know the war was over as he was the decoder in the radio room.
    He's still alive at just turned 87 and is in line for one of the new Arctic Stars as he was also on HMS Campanula in the Arctic Convoys.
    Unfortunately he is suffering from a form of dementia and his memory is now quite hazy so it is hard to distinguish what is real and what he has confused with a dream or imagination or a film he has seen, but he told me the information above a long time ago.
    He told me that the commander of his ship (and I think it must have been the glengyle) stripped the captured Japanese and threw them in to the sharks! Not sure this is true but as he also told me it was in retaliation for the Japs treatment of the nurses in Singapore or somewhere like that (take to the top of the hospital raped and thrown off) I think maybe it was true.
    Does seem to fit in with what has previously been posted.
    Feel free to get in touch on midwinterchild@yahoo.co.uk.
    Would love to see any available photos of the ship and crew.
    Fil
     
  20. SJMM11

    SJMM11 New Member

    Hi All,

    My Great-Grandfather (D S McGrath) captained HMS Glengyle during 1942 including the Dieppe Raid. I am not sure if any photos of the ship or crew exist from this period? Unfortunately I don't really know much about his time serving on the Glengyle - although I do have some information on some of his other commands spanning WW1 & WW2.

    Regards

    S
     

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