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Convoy query
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Grandfather’s war records help
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My grandfather’s records are attached.

Hi. My Grandfather was in 1st Batallion of KORR, after signing up in 1940. From the attached document I believe from the dates he was in the WS7 convoy via SAfrica. I would love for him to have been in the Durban section of the convoy, but I think the India bound ships went to Cape Town ( I have a visited Durban a few times with work). He was travelling from Liverpool to Karachi
 Does anyone have any ideas?

Huge thanks for any extra information

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Re: Convoy query
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 22:18 GMT (UK) »
The National Archives at Kew offer a contact enquiry service which should get you going especially as you can provide the Convoy Number. They have experts in the majority of fields. Every little helps.

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/contact-us/make-a-records-and-research-enquiry/make-a-records-and-research-enquiry-form/

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Re: Convoy query
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 January 21 06:50 GMT (UK) »
Some ships detached from Convoy WS 7 to become Convoy WS 7X arriving Bombay 5.5.41.
WS 7X comprised of ships that had entered both Capetown and Durban.

https://www.naval-history.net/xAH-WSConvoys04-1941A.htm


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Re: Convoy query
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 January 21 08:11 GMT (UK) »
Copper1 and Tony, thanks for the information and the links, I will go and have a look