HMS Glorious
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Sept. 29, 2012

I have found out about my Great Uncle Ernest Carlile b.1918 who went down with the ship HMS Glorious on 8th June 1940. His body has never been recovered. I would love a living relative to be able to contact me.

Debra Blackburn

Apr. 9, 2012

I am looking for any pictures of my uncle Thomas Forrest Dickson who went down with HMS Glorious (1940) or any pictures of the engine room staff if at all possible.

Thomas Dickson

Dec. 21, 2009

My Uncle was on HMS Glorious when she was sunk in 1940. His name was Able Seaman George Rogerson, Service No D/JX153640. I was born one month after she was sunk And so I never new him. I was named after him and as I never saw him I was wondering if there were any photographs of him.  

George Rogerson

Sept. 2, 2009

My uncle Jack Warner served on board HMS Glorious and went down with her. I am trying to put some family history together and would be grateful for any information or photos or indeed where I can get information.

Thank you,
Anne Hallett

May 13, 2009

It is with sad regret that I inform you of the death of Fred Thornton, on sat May 9, 2009 at Birkenhead. I believe Fred was the last living survivor of the Glorious. For interest there is a memorial to the Glorious in the Swan Hotel, Woodchurch Road, Birkenhead.

Peter Cooper

Apr. 10, 2009

One of my brothers, Vincent Anthony Salt, age 20, was lost on HMS Glorious June 8th 1940. Could someone please tell me what the ship's Latin motto, "Explicit Nomen", means.

Thank you,
Gerry Salt
Ocala, Florida

"Many thanks for the posting of my request and I'm pleased to say that I have finally found the answer! I tried Google and typed in "Explicit Nomen", and up came a page which included HMS Glorious. It means,
"The name explains itself". Thanks again and what a most interesting site you have! Regards. Gerry Salt"

June 17, 2007

I am looking for information on my wife's uncle his name is Benjamin Starkie, he was on the Glorious when she was sunk in 1940. He was a Leading Cook, I wondered if there was any photos of him.

Yours sincerely,
Gilbert Hall

Apr. 20, 2007

I am looking for information on my uncle James Madden who was onboard the Glorious when it was sunk in 1940. He was in the Royal Marines and wondered if there was a very slim chance there could be any photos or an even slimmer chance of anyone still alive who may have known him. I do realize this is probably a very difficult even impossible task, my mother would be delighted with any information. I trust you may be able to help. Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Preston

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