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Roll of Honour

Hartlepool seafarers lost at sea

Glennie, George

Able Seaman (Deck Hand)
40, Lancelot Street, West Hartlepool
West Hartlepool

Accidentally killed at Dunkirk while serving on the Auxiliary Paddle Minesweeper HMS Balmoral.
Son of William Glennie of 45 Lowthian Road, West Hartlepool; husband of Fannie Glennie of 40, Lancelot Street, West Hartlepool.

The following information has been compiled by Project Volunteer Gillian Smith:
George Glennie was born in West Hartlepool on the 12th May, 1867, the son of William Glennie and Jessie Lawson. William and Jessie were born in Durris, Kincardineshire, Scotland. Their first three children were born in Scotland in the early to mid-1860’s. George was baptised on the 9th June, 1867, in Christ Church and at this time the family address was Albion Row. By 1871 the family had moved to No.1, Rivet Works, West Hartlepool and by the time of the 1881 Census they had moved again to 8, Wesley Street, West Hartlepool. They had nine children by this time.

In 1882 Jessie died and William remarried in 1883 to Charlotte Ann Rushbrook. The 1891 Census sees William and Charlotte living in Lothian Road, West Hartlepool with four of William’s children.
On the 23rd October, 1916, George was accidentally killed at Dunkirk and is buried in the Dunkirk Town Cemetery. He had been serving as a Deck Hand on H.M. Paddle Minesweeper HMS Balmoral.

George’s younger brother, Thomas (born 22nd December, 1869), would later be lost when serving as 1st Mate aboard the steamship Ribston, when the ship was torpedoed and sunk with all hands off south-west Ireland on the 16th July, 1917.