HMS Warspite
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May 31, 2021

I am trying to find out any information on my partner's grandfather who served on the Warspite. My partner turns 50 this year and I would like to find out as much as I can and see if I can get any photos or info, as he lost all his belongings and memorabilia a few years ago including everything from his grandfather who brought him up. It distressed and destroyed him as he doesn't even have a photo of him. My partners Granda was called  William Page 'Bill' for short, he worked on the guns and he was from the London area. He was in the 2nd World War and served in Royal Navy as a gunner.

Kindest regards,
Fiona White

Apr. 27, 2021

I have been unable to find any information relating to my father Jack Hudson who served on HMS Warspite.
Can anyone suggest where I might get information. I would appreciate the help.

Jack Hudson

Sept. 13, 2020

I am researching my family history and have discovered that my grandfather, Sydney (Syd) Smith served on HMS Warspite during WWII. We believe that he was a cook. He ended up in HMS Scotia recuperating from a fractured skull which may have been from an incident on the Warspite. He was from Dumfries, Scotland, and sadly passed away from cancer in 1984. I would love to hear from anyone who can confirm his service and provide details of how he received his injury.

Many Thanks,
Eileen Palmer

Aug. 3, 2019

In the messages board I see a lot of requests for a crew lists particularly during WWII. Can you advise if any are available, I cannot find any replies to these requests on your website. My uncle served aboard her as a Royal Marine from 1940 to 1945, his name was Roy Edward Charles Davies. Hoping you may be able to provide some details. Thank you.

Regards, Frank Davies
Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Nov. 22, 2018

My Brother, William Charles Thomas Beard, was on the Warspite. I know he was on it in 1943. Is there any way of knowing if any body knew him? He Died in 1962 of Leukemia. He started in the Navy when he was 16 on a training ship he was born in 1920.

Thank you,
Alexandra Tilley

Nov. 19, 2018

This is a very interesting website. I came upon it while researching my wife's relative Alfred Frank Catlin who was on the Warspite in 1944. If anyone has any information about Alfred I would love to hear fro them. Thanks you.

John Winter

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

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

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

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.

Bernadette McCann

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

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?

Alx Leeks

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