Photo Album of Herbert Glasspool (WWI)

Herbert (Bertie) Henry Glasspool (R.N.V.R) was born 31 May 1890. Early in the First World War he signed up with the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry and was invalided out on account of an injury received in 1916. Back home in England he was “white feathered” and in response to this, joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves. During his Naval service he carried a camera with him and compiled a facinating photograph album. From 1917 to 1919 he commanded the Q Ship H.M.S. Partridge II. Bertie also wrote short stories under the pseudonym “Herbert Gee” and sketched cartoons and caricatures. Many of threse were published in local papers.c

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Higher quality digital version of this album is held at Tauranga City Libraries Research Collections digital archive (14-138). On some of the later pages the handwritten notes of Herberts daughter Doreen Claudia Glasspool can be read. 

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