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Offline derekjwatson25

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Admiralty Official
« on: Monday 28 August 17 09:38 BST (UK) »
My wifes grandfather Samuel Spowart is listed on a ship the SS Alcantara which sailed from Bombay & Colombo (Ceylon) in 1946 back to Southampon and he is lised at Admiralty Official ...does anyone know what this role was ?


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Re: Admiralty Official
« Reply #1 on: Monday 28 August 17 10:46 BST (UK) »
There are a whole range of options, you may find the following site of interest.

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol4
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Admiralty Official
« Reply #2 on: Monday 28 August 17 14:40 BST (UK) »
At Trincomalee in Ceylon was Navy House, the headquarters of the Commander in Chief East Indies Station of the Royal Navy (called the Eastern Fleeet after 1942).  This was the Admiralty of the Far East if you will.  As well as RN personnel, there would have been a whole tribe of civilian support staff there. The manifest looks like the return home after the war of many of those staff. 

So a civilian employee of the Admiralty stationed in Ceylon.

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