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Offline Ayashi

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Royal Marines Disposal
« on: Sunday 21 April 19 09:49 BST (UK) »
Hi all

I just came across a new record for my 2nd great grandfather. Among his other particulars (marriage, children) there is a final column "disposal". The paper is categorised "1889-1899" and he was in the Royal Marines until he died in 1916.

Does anyone understand what this abbreviation is?

Thanks


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Re: Royal Marines Disposal
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 April 19 10:12 BST (UK) »
Royal Marines are not part of the Army, so a change to your subject heading might help attract those with RM knowledge.

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Re: Royal Marines Disposal
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 21 April 19 10:27 BST (UK) »
Sorry, have amended. My brain is not functioning yet this morning. I think I was thinking of "Armed Forces" and just wrote the wrong thing entirely.  :)

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Re: Royal Marines Disposal
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 21 April 19 11:04 BST (UK) »
It is the same as the first entry, an abbreviation for Headquarters indicatiing that the appropriate entry has been made in the appropriate file in the appropriate place.

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Re: Royal Marines Disposal
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 21 April 19 20:01 BST (UK) »
I see. Thank you :) A bit disappointing, I was hoping for something interesting about his career!