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Offline Romilly

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Might these Records still exist?
« on: Tuesday 12 January 21 10:31 GMT (UK) »

I wasnít sure where to post this query, - and so will try here. Please redirect if Iím on the wrong Board.

I recently found, (on Ancestry) a record for a William Wilson, born 1894, Registered as an Indentured Apprentice in 1910 at Newport, South Wales, with The Tatem Steam Shipping Company.

I think that this is my late Uncle William Havelock Wilson, born Swansea in 1894.

I know that Records for the Merchant Navy are hard to come by for that timeframe, but would anyone on here know where might be a good starting point please?

Cheers, Romilly.
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Re: Might these Records still exist?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 13:56 GMT (UK) »
There is a Royal Navy record on the National Archives site which you can access and download free of charge (to do so you need to register with the archives, no fee involved). The record gives his DOB as the 6th June 1894 and gives a description of him as well as other information.

This is a link to his record:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8516337

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Re: Might these Records still exist?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 14:09 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Might these Records still exist?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 14:10 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks AllanUK.

Yes, Iíve got that Record, and itís definitely my late Uncle. It covers his RNR Service during WW1, but it doesnít mention any previous Merchant Naval Service. This is rather curious, because my late Fatherís RNR Service Record lists his Merchant Naval Ships.

Iíve found more information on The Tatem Steam Shipping Company, but I wanted to try to ascertain which Ships my Uncle was on. I think that he visited the Black Sea, Odessa, pre- revolutionary Russia, etc.

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Re: Might these Records still exist?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 14:13 GMT (UK) »

Thanks ShaunJ, I have that Record.

He obviously didnít stay with the Assaying Job at the Chemical Works, but went to sea as an Apprentice instead.

Romilly.
Any census information included in this post is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Researching:
Wilson, Warren, Dulston, Hooper, Duffin, Petty, Rees, Davies, Williams, Newman, Dyer, Hamilton, Edmeads, Pattenden.