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Robert Glazebrook

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Robert Glazebrook (1875-1914)

1915 Obituary [1]

ROBERT GRAZEBROOK, Engineer Commander in His Majesty's Navy, was born on 30th November 1875.

He served four years as an Engineer Student at Keyham, and was appointed as a Probationary Assistant Engineer in H.M. Navy in July 1895.

He was appointed to H.M.S. Royal Sovereign (Channel Squadron) in August 1895, and was granted a commission as Assistant Engineer in July 1896. He was transferred to H.M.S. Mars, in June 1897, on that vessel commissioning, remaining on that ship until June 1900.

In January 1901 he was appointed to H.M.S. Canopus on the Mediterranean Station, and promoted to Engineer whilst in that ship.

His next appointment was to H.M. yacht Victoria and Albert in 1902, and while in that ship under the new nomenclature he became an Engineer Lieutenant.

He remained in H.M. yacht Victoria and Albert till July 1909, when he was appointed to H.M.S. Tartar, and after two years to H.M.S. Eclipse.

In April 1912 he was appointed to H.M.S. Sappho (Home Fleet), where he remained two years, being promoted while in this ship to Engineer Commander.

In May 1914 he was appointed to H.M.S. Cressy, in which ship he met his death, the Cressy being sunk by a German submarine on 22nd September 1914.

Engineer Commander Grazebrook became a member of the Institute of Metals in 1910.

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