Glenart Castle Memorial

This memorial dedicated in 2002 has been erected by the great niece of  Matron Katy Beaufoy and the family of  Captain Burt.   

It stands on the cliffs of Hartland Point in Devon, positioned so that it points WNW to the position where the "Glenart Castle" sank 20 miles away.   

Each year on the 26th of February at 11.00 a short service of remembrance is held.  

The position of  the "Glenart Castle" as surveyed by the Admiralty in 1999, is given as,

Lat. 51 06' 417N -- Lon 005 02' 917W

There are a number of web sites dedicated to the German Navy and Submarine Service in particular.   It is a remarkable fact that only one credits Wilhelm Kiesewetter with 'one ship sunk', giving the tonnage but for some reason (I wonder why?) not mentioning the ship's name! Another web site states 'no sinkings recorded'!     

Kiesewetter was never charged with a war crime, he went on to become the oldest U boat commander of the 2nd World War.   For such a distinguished commander one would have expected a photograph, something oddly missing.

The oldest Commander was Fregattenkapitän Wilhelm Kiesewetter. He took over the command of the training boat UC 1 on 20 November, 1940. He was at that time 62 years old! In WWI Wilhelm Kiesewetter was Commander of SM UC-56.

Credit for this picture to Andy Skarstein

Staff Nurse E Edgar

Of the South African Military Nursing Service

Matron Katy Beaufoy

Staff Nurse Rebecca Rose Mary Beresford

Sister Rose Kendall

Staff Nurse Edith Blake

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HMHS Glenart Castle

Left Newport (Mon)

For Brest

Lost 26 Feb 1918


B Burt

Chief Officer

S Hutchings

Second Officer

R Woollett

Third Officer

J D Herring

Wireless Operators

J G Bull

M P Sinnott

Chief Engineer

W Thompson

Second Engineer

H McFarlane

Third Engineer

A N Angus

Fourth Engineer

W H Black

Fifth Engineer

A D Wey


J K Hamilton


L W Jones

Chief Steward

A I Cumming

Second Steward

J T Smith


W J Pope


C Farrow


G W Clasby


W H Doyle

J Kennie

J E Long

Able Seamen

W C Attwood

J R Jackson

G MacAulay

T MacAulay

W E Matthews

F C Rice

J Rowe

G Stephenson

R Wishart

H G Wood

Ordinary Seamen

R J Andrews

C L Cox

F G Gale

F C Rickman


J H Beavis

J H D’Arcy

H E Joachim

H W Sizeland

Deck Boy

J H Rankine


F Clifford


H C Wilkins


C Kilford

T J Osman

Fireman & Trimmers

W Doe

H Handford

W K Jenkins

P Kennedy

W Sheath


A H Lane

W L Larbalestier

F W Petley

W C Ratcliffe

J White

E E Young

W J Young


L Bartlett

W T Dear

A G Miller

F H Toms

C Wendes


A P MacGregor

Asst Cook

J Chadwick

2nd Asst Cook

H W McAllen

Asst Baker

A E Smith

Second Baker

A H Moore


A E Good

Asst Pantrymen

F Bates

R H Belcher


H Wilkins

Asst Storekeeper

A T Grant

2nd Class Waiter

A Bristow


A H Cousens

Captain’s  Steward

D C Dove

Engineer’s Steward

R J Parrett

Fireman Steward

W S Wyatt


E Elbra

Asst Stewards

A Barnes

T J Francis

W J Johnson

J Rowley

Wardroom Attendants

E Hopkins

W E Inwood

S A Jane

C E Mabey

V G Sinclair

P J Taylor

Linen Keeper

W F German

First Bedroom Steward

E W Stimpson

Laundry Man

J J Phillips


A F Lockhart


H G Matchamp


R B Cecil

W T Punter


W J McQuay

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Nurses of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve who died on Glenart Castle

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