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« on: Saturday 03 February 18 16:42 GMT (UK) »
Stanley Gilbert Burgess was a steward in the Merchant Navy before WW1 but enlisted with the Royal Navy in Nov 1915 still as a steward. Please can anyone tell me which uniform he is wearing in the photo attached.

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Re: Uniform
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 February 18 16:55 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Uniform
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 03 February 18 17:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi Frank,
Thanks for that, I was only concerned because of the colour of the buttons. I assumed that they ought to be brass?

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Re: Uniform
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 February 18 01:31 GMT (UK) »
Good morning,

I agree with Frank, he is RN. He has the fouled anchor on his left arm showing he holds leading rate. This is above a single good conduct stripe.

So if he was a steward then he has risen to leading steward since joining. Don't recall how long he had to do for his good conduct stripe so will go and look it up.

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Added; first stripe was after 3 years so if he enlisted in RN in 1915 then this photo is 1918 at the earliest. He earned an extra 1d (a day ?) for this.
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Re: Uniform
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 February 18 10:39 GMT (UK) »
Hello John
Thanks so much for all the additional info, very helpful. I was just confused because of the colour of the buttons, assuming they would be brass. There was a date on the back of the photo 4 May 1917, so do you think that his previous job as steward in the Merchant Navy would have entitled him to a stripe earlier than usual?

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 04 February 18 11:18 GMT (UK) »
I've attached a copy of his naval records and it would appear that for a considerable amount of time he served on HMS Rosemary which was attached at various times to shore bases Wallington, Gibraltar and Hecla. I did find he was actually on board when it was torpedoed and damaged by a U-boat in the North Sea. Are you able to tell me about the wording in the remarks column?

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Re: Uniform
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 February 18 20:54 GMT (UK) »
Black buttons is correct for this rank
See "Class III uniform"
http://uniform-reference.net/insignia/rn/rn_ww1_ranks_enlisted_1.html

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 15:29 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks