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Merchant Navy ancestor help
« on: Thursday 17 March 11 20:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi, My grandfather was in the Merchant Navy. I have found WW1 medal card, there are some numbers at the top right hand corner of the card. I know I have the right person as the adress that it was issued to is the same as the adress my mother was born at. Later in 1929 and again 1930 I have found him listed on SS Alcantara and SS Almanzora, again I know by the adress thaat I have the correct person.
I believe he may have died at sea, around 1935 but that year may not be correct. Could anyone tell me how I could find out more about my ancestor please.

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Re: Merchant Navy ancestor help
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 17 March 11 21:04 GMT (UK) »
Go to www.findmypast.co.uk    and on the list of   death registrations,  I believe there is a section for deaths at sea on british ships.    Try a range of dates, and search for his name first and then that may also give the name of a ship.
Nursall   ~    Buckinghamshire
Avies ~   Norwich

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Re: Merchant Navy ancestor help
« Reply #2 on: Friday 18 March 11 19:59 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the advice. Tried that but unfortunately Deaths at sea only covers 1854 - 1890. Crew Lists are upto 1913. I did also try deaths overseas, in general.
There was some advice on things to try linking to CLIP, some of which I will give a go.
Many thanks for the suggestions any way.

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Re: Merchant Navy ancestor help
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 19 March 11 14:24 GMT (UK) »
Hello me2you

You may have more success at this site, I have found them very helpful:

http://www.mercantilemarine.org/

leighton


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Re: Merchant Navy ancestor help
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 20 March 11 11:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi leigton,
Many thanks for the link. I have registered straight away posted a message, and started to look through the threads.

Once again many thanks.
Shaz

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Re: Merchant Navy ancestor help
« Reply #5 on: Monday 21 March 11 18:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi leighton,
 Just wanted to say that the Mercantile marine link that you gave me has already prove helpful.

Many thanks