Leading Signalman Alfred Glazebrook. J/23547

1897 Apr 4. Born Leeds

1901 census at 21, Winchester Place, Armley, W Yorks

1911 census at 16 Mildmay Road Jesmond Newcastle-On-Tyne

1913 Mar 20. HMS Ganges as Boy Signaler. His record is available

1914 Apr 18 To HMS Vivid I as Signal Boy

1914 Aug 15. To HMS Jupiter as Signal Boy

1915 Apr 4. Enlisted in RN for 12 years. Carries on as Ordinary Signaler on Jupiter

1915 May 20. To HMS Vivid I

1915 Sep 14 to HMS Duke of Edinburgh

1916 May 16. Promoted Signaler

1916 May 31. HMS Duke of Edinburgh was involved in Battle of Jutland. After the battle, Duke of Edinburgh was attached to the 2nd Cruiser Squadron and remained at sea through 2 June, searching for disabled ships. She arrived in Scapa Flow on the afternoon of 3 June

On the evening of 18 August 1916, the Grand Fleet, including Duke of Edinburgh, put to sea in response to a deciphered message that the High Seas Fleet, minus the II Battle Squadron, would be leaving harbour that night. However the Germans returned to port witout an engagement

1917 Nov 3. To Vivid I

1918 Feb 27. To HMS Endymion

1918 Aug 30. HMS Endymion was torpedoed but survived damaged in Stavros Harbour by UC37

1918 Oct 15. To HMS Vivid I

1918 Nov 7. To Nailsea (Nesmar II) as Leading Signaller and

1919 Feb 1. To Yeovil (Nesmar II) as Leading Signaller

1919 Apr 1. To Yeovil (Pactolus) as Leading Signaller

1919 Apr 17.To HMS Tyne, Depot Ship

1920 Jan 1 To HMS Vivid I

1920 Apr 11. To HMS Colleen (Heather)

Of HMS Heather, an Aubrieta-class sloop launched in 1916 and sold in 1932.

1920 Dec 25. Died age 23 following an accident. "Cause of death presumed to be suffocation due to food entering air passage". They go on to say he was overeating, but not drunk. It was to be noted that this was Christmas Day

Order of St. Stanislaus (Russia). Son of William Henry and Mary Ellen Glazebrook, of 16, Mildmay Rd., West Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

His CWGC information includes the sentence “One of three brothers, all of whom fell”.
The brothers were
Henry Glazebrook (1891 – 1915) Lance Corporal, East YorkshireRegiment, Killed in Action 5/2/1915. Commemorated on Ypres(Menin Gate) Memorial.
William Henry Glazebrook (1895 – 1916) Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery, Killed inAction 30/9/1916. Buried Carnoy Military Cemetery.

British soldiers died in Ireland