Old Salts

Old Salts

In the IWM Catalogue there is a photograph [Q 18341] of some of the many older sailors who were serving during WW1. The names in the IWM file are mostly correct but a few don't correspond with Navy Records. From their dates and records it seems this photo was taken at HMS Ganges, at Shotley circa 1917. This community is an attempt to find the men in the photo and show what I believe to be the correct sailors. A group of old sailors who were still serving. Left to right: - (Back Row): Petty Officer A. Collins, aged 53 (joined 1880)[Alfred Collins 114198], Petty Officer J.W. Burrow, aged 56 (joined 1876) [Isaac William Burrow 96507], Petty Officer J. Barry, aged 57 (joined 1876) [James Berry 97196], - (Front Row): Petty Officer J. Stone, aged 50 (joined 1884) [most likely match James Stone 140634], Petty Officer W.B. Clarke, aged 54 (joined 1880) [William Battersby Clarke 111862], Petty Officer G. Emmerson, aged 58 (joined 1875) [George Emmerson 90926], Petty Officer F. Hunt, aged 48 (joined 1885)[most likely match Frederick George Hunt 138998], Petty Officer F. Goss, aged 51 (joined 1881)[Frederick Goss 117425], Chief Petty Officer C. Mace, aged 56 (joined 1878)[Charles Mace 103559], Chief Petty Officer E. Hanbury, aged 56 (joined 1877) [Edwin Stanbury 102085]. Many older Navy men were either still serving or recalled from the coastguard or civilian professions during the war but as the Navy seeding documents only start at 1900 they had to be added to the site manually and many remain missing from this memorial.

Created by: Fife3190

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  • Profile picture for George Emmerson

    Born 1859

    Royal Navy 90926

    Royal Navy 90926 Petty Officer HMS Ganges

  • Profile picture for Frederick George Hunt

    Born 1871

    Royal Navy 138998

    Royal Navy 138998 Chief Petty Officer HMS Ganges

  • Profile picture for James Stone

    Born 1871

    Royal Navy 140634

    Royal Navy 140634 Petty Officer HMS Ganges II

  • Profile picture for Charles Mace

    Born 1861

    Royal Navy 103559

    Royal Navy 103559 Able Seaman (Petty Officer Coastguard) HMS Ganges

  • Profile picture for Edwin Stanbury

    Born 1861

    Royal Navy 102085

    Royal Navy 102085 Chief Petty Officer (Coastguard) HMS Ganges

  • Profile picture for William Battersby Clarke

    Born 1864

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy 111862

    Royal Navy 111862 Petty Officer HMS Ganges II

    Royal Navy 111862 (R.F.R./Ch/A/547). Petty Officer 2nd Class H.M.S. "Pembroke."

  • Profile picture for James Berry

    Born 1860

    Royal Navy 97196

    Royal Navy 97196 Leading Seaman (Petty Officer Coastguard) HMS Ganges

  • Profile picture for Frederick Goss

    Born 1866

    Royal Navy 117425

    Royal Navy 117425 Chief Petty Officer HMS Ganges

  • Profile picture for Isaac William Burrow

    Born 1861

    Royal Navy 96507

    Royal Navy 96507 Leading Seaman HMS Ganges

  • Profile picture for Alfred Collins

    Born 1865

    Royal Navy 114198

    Royal Navy 114198 Petty Officer HMS Ganges