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H.M.S. Gloworm
« on: Monday 04 May 09 23:26 BST (UK) »
Hi
  Looking for any infirmation on the gunship HMS Gloworm.
 My wife had a relation killed on the Gloworm in 1919 near Russia.
  Any help will be much appreciated.
  regards
  Alex

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Re: H.M.S. Gloworm
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 May 09 23:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Alex

There's abit about it on this site

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Insect_class_gunboat

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Re: H.M.S. Gloworm
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 May 09 02:03 BST (UK) »


Hi Alex and welcome !

25th August 1919

An ammunition barge accidentally blew up alongside HMS Glowworm in Bereznili, Archangel-Obozerskaya area of North Russia. Twenty men were killed ... I'm looking to see if there is a casualty list .... can you give us a name ?

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Re: H.M.S. Gloworm
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 May 09 00:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Ricky
  Thanks for the link. The photo of the Mantis,Is that what the Gloworm would have looked like ?.
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Re: H.M.S. Gloworm
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 06 May 09 00:12 BST (UK) »
Hi Annie
  Thank you for your reply .The Information I have is as follows.

    Able Seaman William G Leadbeater service number 3/20444
He is buried at Archangle Allied Cemetery.
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Re: H.M.S. Gloworm
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 06 May 09 00:33 BST (UK) »


I have a different spelling but I'm sure it's him Alex !!  :)

LEADBETTER, William G, Able Seaman, J 20444, Glowworm, 25 August 1919, explosion

Monday, 25 August 1919
 
RUSSIAN INTERVENTION
 
Fox, Glowworm explosion
 WAGANOFF, Walter G, Lieutenant (Russian Interpreter), killed
 
Glowworm, explosion of ammunition barge, River Dvina, North Russia
 AYRES, Joseph, Officer's Steward 2c, L 6251
 CASEY, Patrick, Yeoman of Signals, 227466
 CLEVELAND, Robert G, Leading Seaman, J 16266
 COASE, Edward H, Able Seaman, J 16309
 DAWES, George, Leading Seaman, J 12434
 FARMER, Thomas W, Signalman, J 33401
 GLANVILLE, Leonard, Able Seaman, J 90427
 HILL, Sidney, Able Seaman, SS 8798
 KEITH, Alexander, Leading Seaman, 195605
 LEADBETTER, William G, Able Seaman, J 20444
 MACFARLANE, Thomas L, Lieutenant, RNVR
 MCCRAE, John, Stoker 1c, K 22922
 MURRAY, Frederick, Able Seaman, J 44493 (Ch)
 SMITH, Lancelot W H, Able Seaman, J 14515
 SNELLGROVE, Ernest, Able Seaman, J 43244
 SYKES, Harold, Armourers Crew, J 55280
 THURSFIELD, Richard M R, Surgeon Lieutenant
 WRIGHT, Henry, Able Seaman, J 25323

Served in Lowestoft before being sent to Northern Russia in September 1918. Damaged after a barge exploded alongside her on 24th August 1919. Sold for scrap in September 1928.

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Re: H.M.S. Gloworm
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 06 May 09 00:50 BST (UK) »


In Memory of
Able Seaman W G LEADBETTER

3/20444, H.M.S. "Glowworm.", Royal Navy
who died
on 25 August 1919
(buried Semenovka (Bereznik) Cem. Extension).

Remembered with honour
ARCHANGEL ALLIED CEMETERY
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Re: H.M.S. Gloworm
« Reply #7 on: Monday 04 November 13 15:38 GMT (UK) »
My Grandfather could possibly be Able Seaman Sidney Hill whom also died on the Glowworm and am trying to get information which would confirm this. Does anyone know where I might be able to access such information, perhaps Navy Records? Or does anyone know of pictures perhaps out there somewhere taken of the Crew itself? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks....

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Re: H.M.S. Gloworm
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 05 November 13 09:27 GMT (UK) »
This might be Sidney Hill:

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/471704/HILL,%20S

Just to stress that both the casualties mentioned are commemorated at Archangel but buried elsewhere in Russia.

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