These photos sent in from Peter Raisbeck refer to his grandmother’s brother George Whitehead and his connection to the R38. In Peter’s words:
“I have found a cigarette case amongst stored trophies with the inscription “to George D Whitehead from the crew of the ZR2.” The Rev George D Whitehead was my grandmother’s brother, who emigrated to the USA in the late 1800.s from Swaledale in Yorkshire. He was a Baptist Minister in New England USA, but at the inclusion of the USA into the First World War he was seconded back to Britain as controller of the America YMCA. He was then a Baptist Minister in Luton, and it seems he was also pastor to the American crew of the R38 in Cardington prior to the ship breaking up over the Humber.”
If anyone can tell us anything else about George Whitehead please get in touch as it would be interesting to find out more about his connection to the R38. Thanks. Jane.
And thanks to Peter Raisbeck for sending in such intriguing information.