George FS Herrick able seaman, HMS Glendowerand war graves at St Cawrdaf
February 03, 2010
I am currently carrying out research into my family tree and have come across a curious matter concerning my step father's death. He was George FS Herrick able seaman JX 39515. My Mother always steadfastly refused to
Thank you for the information on the graves which is very useful in at least providing a photo of Georges headstone.
Some details for you.
HMS GLENDOWER was not a ship, but a shore training base at Pwllheli in Wales between October 1940 and July 1946.
As he is listed as an Ordinary Seaman his age is at least 18, but i note he was married, Able Seaman is the next rung up the Seaman's ladder.
It is possible that George was doing his initial Naval Training and may not actually have been to sea in a naval ship.
I note his official No is listed as JX395151, the prefix JX was used to denote a seaman.