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Offline Leigh P

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Royal Navy Record Question
« on: Sunday 30 December 18 03:56 GMT (UK) »
My grandfather's cousin joined the RN in the early 1890s. I have a copy of his service record - the last entry has that he served on HMS Goliath from 29th March 1900 to 24th February 1901. In the Character Column it has VG and in the last column - If Discharged, Whither and for what Cause it has 'Run'. Does that mean he jumped ship/deserted? If not what could it mean? I would be grateful for any help.

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Re: Royal Navy Record Question
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 30 December 18 06:52 GMT (UK) »
The link below has the abbreviation:

"R run, deserted"

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/research/service-record-abbreviations


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Re: Royal Navy Record Question
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 30 December 18 07:06 GMT (UK) »
Thanks so much Tony. I assumed that would be the meaning of it as he changed his surname but kept his true surname as a second name when he deserted.

Leigh
LONDON - Brace, Branson, Ward, Clayton, Gilbee, Primmer, Hatton
BERKSHIRE - Cotterell, Pither, Hatty, Lovegrove, Gray
CAMBRIDGESHIRE & HERTSFORDSHIRE - Flack, Oakman
CORNWALL - Prideaux, Jenkins, Oats, Tonkin, Blewett, Veale
KENT - Rayner, Bax, Clarke, Pilcher, Marsh, Hunt, Belsey, Tickner, Baseden
NORTHUMBERLAND - Mills, Hill, Campbell
LANCASHIRE - Standring, Seddon
SOMERSET - Bartlett, Harris, Masters, Lock(e)
SUSSEX - Primmer
CORK - Bennett, Bible, Campbell
ANTRIM - Swan, Gault
DUBLIN - Lynch