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Eyresfamily

Good Evening SadSAc and Darren,

Thank you both very much for your messages and it is particularly poignant as it is 94yrs today that the L10 was lost at sea.We will certainly send for his military records as suggested & I have also learnt that there is some information at the Submarine Museum in Gosport, Hampshire, UK.

I will work out how to upload a copy of the photograph, but my sincere apologies in advance if the photo was taken whilst he was assigned to another vessel other than the L10.

Kind regards

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Eyresfamily

Frank Eyres (centre seated) and shipmates

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Signals

Hi Eyresfamily,

ok, yes i too have this photo, all these men are E19 except for the man in the back row on our far left who is E1. You can see as i have written Eyres has been awarded the Cross while his other E19 crewmen have not, this photo would be around November 1915 on board the Russian Depot Ship Dvina at Reval in Estonia. The boys are all wearing HMS Maidstone Tallys. In the back row on our far right is a chap named Claude Fry, he was later serving in M1 and drowned after fallling into the water while getting back on board when M1 was in Istanbul just after Turkey surrended, (family have told me they were told he was a touch tipsy).

In September 1915 when E19 was stuck in Newcastle prior to leaving for the Baltic, Eyres was having his proverbials busted by a very pushy Lt Cdr Cromie to have repairs completed ASAP, and it was noted by one of E19's crewmen that Eyres was giving it straight back to Cromie in what was deemed his very high pitched voice.

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Buckeye

Hi there.

Does anyone have further information on MARTIN GLEESON who was a casualty on the L10?

He was on L10 Maidstone from 1 July 1918 until 4 October 1918. I have a copy of his service history and a copy of a letter written by him dated 30 August 1918 in which he referred to "his wife and child".

Martin was the brother of my GreatGrandmother, Elizabeth Gleeson and I would like to track down his descendants, if any.

Thanks

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horatio2

The RN Medal Roll shows that Leading Seaman GLEESON's WW1 trio of medals was claimed and issued to his widow.

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sadsac

Hello Buckeye. Find here the Submarine Service Card of L/S (Diver) Gleeson ;

GLEESON MARTIN LDG SEA D/ 202170 NE RFR 201282 130118

TC 180112 DOLPHIN

L10 180514 PEMBROKE DOCK

L10 180701 MAIDSTONE

DD L10 061018

JOINED FROM VIVID DATE VOL ; 010817

SENIOR IN RATING 110814 AB 071217 LSAGE 35

PLYMOUTH 26 - 6 - 386

Son of Michael Gleeson, of Kinsale, Co. Cork ;

husband of Cecilia Maria Gleeson, of 23 Hanover St., Peckham, London.

Killed in action with T.B.D. in North Sea.Qualified Diver.

RFR/D/B/2528HMS MAIDSTONE.

ADM 188 / 351. AG 1396 / 18.P.o.B ; Kinsale, Cork. Occ ; Labourer.

According to relatives this mans full name is Martin Joseph Gleeson (GR 5970).

Sadsac

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Buckeye

Thankyou so much to horatio2 & sadsac for such prompt and full information

Fantastic - I'm very impressed.

I live in Otago, New Zealand. Below is the copy of the service record

In the letter I referred to, Martin referred to "taking a run out" which I presume means coming out on a ship to New Zealand to visit his sister who had settled here. It is difficult to read so I will transcribe it and post a copy here.

Sadsac, can you please translate some of the service Card for me??

i.e.- NE RFR 201282 130118

DD L10 061018

T.B.D.

Thankyou & Best Regards,

Buckeye

--bia-filer2.web.local-DODelFiles2-ADM-188-351-0-142.pdf

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sadsac

Buckeye,

TC = Training Course (Submarine)

NE = No Entry (in that entry - no medals - previous to those issued for war service later).

RFR = Royal Fleet Reserve

201282 = 20 December 1882 Date of Birth

DD = Discharged Dead - Naval Terminology

T.B.D = Torpedo Boat Destroyer - German Destroyer S.33

130118 = 13 January 1918 - Date of Joining Submarine Service

180112 = 12 January 1918 - Date in Reverse Order (for computing purposes)

Regards & Good Hunting

Sadsac

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Buckeye

Thanks for the info, sadsac.

horatio2, Thanks for your info re medals.

Can you tell me how to access the medal roll for L/S Gleeson?

Attached is the letter I referred to earlier, Martin commenced service on L10 on 1st July 1918.

The letter was written 30th August 1918 and found its way to Martins nephew, John Meehan in New Zealand.

L10 was lost 5 weeks after the letter was written and the war was over less than 6 weeks after that.

I have transcribed the letter and have attached as a pdf.

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131011 Martin Gleeson Letter.pdf

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Buckeye

Thanks very much, horatio2.

Sorry to be a nuisance but can you explain the names of the 3 medals?

ST, V, B

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horatio2

St = 1914-15 Star; V = Victory Medal; B = British War Medal - the 'classic' WW1 trio of medals.

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Mauranug

Hello,

My Great Grandfather Frank Eyres served on the L10 as a chief stoker. Sadly he also lost his life on this submarine, but I do have a photograph of him and some of his colleagues. Unfortunately there are no names on the back of the original photo but if anyone is interested I would be happy to post a copy of the picture into the forum.

Hello,

My Great Grandfather Frank Eyres served on the L10 as a chief stoker. Sadly he also lost his life on this submarine, but I do have a photograph of him and some of his colleagues. Unfortunately there are no names on the back of the original photo but if anyone is interested I would be happy to post a copy of the picture into the forum.

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Mauranug

My great grand uncle festy served as 1st class stoker on the L10 also. We have no photos if him, it would mean so much to our family if we could put a face to this man as our town is taking part in the memorial celebrations of the Great War. Or if you could tell me where we could get any photos of the crew would be wonderful

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Mauranug

Hello,

My Great Grandfather Frank Eyres served on the L10 as a chief stoker. Sadly he also lost his life on this submarine, but I do have a photograph of him and some of his colleagues. Unfortunately there are no names on the back of the original photo but if anyone is interested I would be happy to post a copy of the picture into the forum.

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submarine

Hi

Yes please , If you do not mind down loading the photo as I am researching two men lost on L10 ,although not named it is good to to have .

Colin

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sadsac

Hello Colin. Which two of crew of HMS/m L.10 are you researching ??

May have something on them.

Sadsac

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submarine

Hi Sadsac

Thank you for your kind offer I'm not sure if you have not helped with one of these before ,,but here goes both men died on L10 .

J19991 Ernest George Whybrow LS

J6140 Samuel James Hutchings PO

Many thanks

Colin

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sadsac

Hello Colin. Here are such details of Submarine Service of L/S WHYBROW that I have ;

WHYBROW ERNEST GEORGE LDG SEA LTO C/J 19991 NE RN 260695 010716

TC 160709 DOLPHIN

G8 160802 MAIDSTONE

G8 160829 LUCIA

SC 170602 DOLPHIN

LTO 170616 VERNON LENT

SC 170810 DOLPHIN

K22 170929 FAIRFIELDS GOVAN

K22 171019 ITHURIEL

SC 180302 DOLPHIN

L10 180419 PEMROKE DOCKS

L10 180701 MAIDSTONEDD

L10 061012

SENIOR IN RATING 040914 AB 150917 LSC S EXPIRES 250625

AGE 23 CHATHAM 28 - 5 - 495

Killed in action with T.B.D. in North Sea.

Chatham Memorial is open 0830 - 1700. For entry Telephone Guard Room at Brompton Barracks, 01634 - 822442.

HMS MAIDSTONE. ADM 188 / 686. AG 139 / 18.

P.o.B ; Southend, Essex. Occ ; Butchers Assistant.

Other to follow.

Sadsac

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sadsac

And here Colin is Hutchings S.S Record ;

HUTCHINGS FRANK ERNEST STO 1 C/SS 116833 NE RN 040195 190418

SC 180419 DOLPHIN

L10 180514 DOLPHIN

L10 180701 MAIDSTONEDD

L10 071018

JOINED FROM HMS ANTRIMDATE VOL ; 080917

JOINED RN 170215SENIOR IN RATING 061115 S.S EXPIRES 170220

AGE 23 CHATHAM 29 - 5 - 460

Son of Matilda and Fred Hutchings, of 37 Marne St., Queen's Park, London.

Killed in action with T.B.D. in North Sea.

Chatham Memorial is open 0830 - 1700. For entry Telephone Guard Room at Brompton Barracks, 01634 - 822442.

HMS MAIDSTONE. ADM 188 / 1122. AG 1396 / 18.

P.o.B ; Paddington, London. Occ ; Signal Fitter G.W.R.

Sadsac

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submarine

Hi Sadsac

Many thanks for the information , as usual your info has started a new research avenue .

Many thanks

Colin

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tippypop

I don't know if this would be of any interest however my Great Great Uncle was Cyril Hughes, who is listed on the L10 crew list of the men lost in action. We have a photo of him in uniform and he also commissioned a model of the L10 (not the most engineered piece but none the less to us a great piece of history) for his Irish Girlfriend, whom upon hearing of his passing very kindly sent the model back to his Mother. Sadly we know nothing more about his girlfriend other than her wonderful kind act meant a lot to his Mother and other family members. We now have the model in pride of place in our home along with his photo. If you would like a picture of this I would be happy to take one and add it to this thread, If anyone has any further information of his career in the Navy it would also be appreciated.

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sadsac

Hello Tippy. Yes please, photo(s) of what you have would be most appreciated.

For request for further info find here details of GGUncle's Submarine Service ;

HUGHES CYRIL JAMES AB LTO P/J 14422 NE RN 021095 101217

TC 171210 DOLPHIN

ADDL 180101 BONAVENTURE

SC 180109 DOLPHIN

ADDL 180409 AMBROSE

L10 180520 PEMBR0KE DOCK VICE ROWLANDS

SICKL10 180701 MAIDSTONE

DD L10 061018

DATE VOL ; 310717JOINED FROM HMS DUBLIN

SENIOR IN RATING 290414 ABAGE 23 PORTSMOUTH 29 - 7 - 538

C S EXPIRES 021025

Son of William and Ellen Hughes, of 74 Oscott Rd., Perry Barr, Birmingham.

Killed in action with T.B.D. in North Sea.HMS MAIDSTONE.

ADM 188 / 675. AG 1396 / 18.

P.o.B ; Pershore, Worcester. Occ ; Vanboy.

Best o Luck in further research.

Sadsac

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