LITHERLAND AT WAR
1939 —1945


ALL SERVED AND DIED ABOARD HMS "GLORIOUS"
8th June 1940
Graphic by Ronnie Cusworth 2005
Leading Seaman Norman Lambert


Norman aged 25, joined the Royal Navy at 16, the son of John and Josephine Lambert of Hands Street. Norman attended Beach Road School. His younger brother, Harold also served in the Royal Navy.
Graphic by Ronnie Cusworth 2005
Stoker 1st Class Herbert Roberts

Herbert aged 27, the son of William and Mary Roberts of Litherland Park. Herbert was an apprentice electrician before joining the navy. Twin brother Alfred also served in the Royal Navy.
Graphic by Ronnie Cusworth 2005
Stoker 2nd Class Matthew Woodcock

Matthew aged 20, the son of Thomas and Sarah Woodcock of Lily Road. His older brother, John also served in the Royal Navy.
HMS "Glorious"

On the afternoon of Saturday the eighth of June, 1940, the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her escorting destroyers HMS Acasta and HMS Ardent were intercepted in the Norwegian Sea by the German battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst. The three British ships were sunk by gunfire in a little over two hours, with the loss of over 1500 officers and men of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and Royal Air Force.

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