Author Topic: Frederick James Kennedy - Mercantile Marines  (Read 811 times)

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Re: Frederick James Kennedy - Mercantile Marines
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 16 September 17 15:55 BST (UK) »
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Re: Frederick James Kennedy - Mercantile Marines
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 17 September 17 11:15 BST (UK) »
K8T

If I am following correctly, you now think the war memorial relates to the 1874 Frederick James who died in 1919?

Your title says Mercantile Marines.  The Mercantile Marine (no "s") is is the Merchant Navy but you earlier mentioned Navy Lists which are Royal Navy lists.  Might be worth just reviewing the evidence for which service he was in.  I am drawn to the RNR Engineer officer who served in Revenger (you mentioned tugs) whose record can be downloaded from the National Archives for 3.50.

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Re: Frederick James Kennedy - RNR
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 17 September 17 19:19 BST (UK) »
Hi MaxD,
Yes, it seems that I was on the wrong line of enquiry.  It only has a name on the memorial and no service or rank.  It appears that I should have been looking at the Uncle.  As neither uncle or nephew appear in any casualty list in either CWGC or Ancestry it involved a little guess work on my part. Luckily I am on the right path now.
Many thanks for you help
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Re: Frederick James Kennedy - Mercantile Marines
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 17 September 17 20:07 BST (UK) »
I'd be interested to know if the RNR officer's record links to the next of kin.

I note he was a Freemason before the war with the profession Engine Driver - at that time could mean a man who was an engine expert, a natural for later service as an Engineer Officer.

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Re: Frederick James Kennedy - Mercantile Marines
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi MaxD,
Some of the records do have a link to next of kin.  Greenwich Maritime Museum has quite a bit of information and is able to access these records.

I realised that I was on the wrong person when I saw from census information that the person I had thought he was had an uncle with the same name and appeared the Navy Lists.
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Re: Frederick James Kennedy - Mercantile Marines
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 19:30 GMT (UK) »
Glad all is clear!

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