Born: 23rd July 1887, Ipswich.

Died: 8th July 1918; age 29; Died of Lobar Pneumonia, at the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Gosport, Hampshire.

Next of kin notified – mother – 9th July 1918.

Residence: 1, New Cut East, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Barge Captain.

Joined the Navy in 1915, serving on a minesweeper. Height: 5ft 7 3/4ins, fresh complexion and dark blue eyes.



Pembroke – Trimmer – 7th January 1916 – 28th June 1916

Gunner – Trimmer – 28th June 1916 – 31st March 1917

Colleen – Trimmer – 1st April 1917 – 28th February 1918

Colleen (Epsom) – Leading Trimmer – 1st March 1918 – 10th June 1918

Colleen (Epsom) – Engineman – 11th June 1918 – 24th June 1918

Victory II (Epsom) – Engineman – 24th June 1918 – 8th July 1918.

Character – Very Good.


Rank: Engineman; Service Number: 2701/ST;

Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve, H.M. Trawler ‘Epsom’.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. & Mrs. G. Glading, of 1, New Cut East, Promenade, Ipswich.




1891   Avenue Cottages, Stanley Avenues, Ipswich.


Albert was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Glading, 27, a Barge Man, born Ipswich.

Caroline Emma Glading (nee Cocker), 25, born Ipswich.

Ernest George Glading, 6, born Ipswich.

Alice Glading, 5, born Ipswich.

Frederick Henry Glading, 5 months, born Ipswich.


1901   Avenue Cottages, Stanley Avenue, Ipswich.


Albert was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George, 37, a Barge Man.

Caroline, 35.

Ernest, a Barge Boy.

Alice, 14.

Frederick, 10.

Lilian Rose Glading, 7, born Ipswich.

Francis Edgar Glading, 5, born Ipswich.


1911   1, New Cut East, Ipswich.


Albert was 22 years old, a Barge Captain – Chemical Works. He was living with his parents & siblings.

George, 47, a Barge Captain – Chemical Works.

Caroline, 45.

Frederick, 20, a Dock Labourer – on Ships.

Lilian, 17, a Lithographic Feeder – Printing Works.

Francis, 15, an Errand Boy – General Warehouse.

Ruth May Glading, 9, born Ipswich.

Nelly Elizabeth Glading, 8, born Ipswich.

Mildred Gladys Glading, 7 months, born Ipswich.


Albert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich. Recorded as Gladding.

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The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy (RN). Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), a reserve of civilian volunteers founded in 1903, formed a vital reserve made up of formally retired Royal Navy, merchant navy and experience seafarers who were trained to support in a combatant roll.

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