Born Hull 1886. Son of Alfred Charles and Rebecca Birkwood; Husband of Emma Brown (formerly Birkwood), of 107, Tunnard St., Grimsby. Resided Clee, Lincolnshire, England.
Served on H.M.S. “Thetis.” Royal Naval Reserve. Died 16 May 1917, aged 31 • Buried at Grimsby. Left widow Emma Gladding and daughter, Ethel May.
The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy (RN). The present Royal Naval Reserve was formed in 1958 by merging the original Royal Naval Reserve and the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), a reserve of civilian volunteers founded in 1903.