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Royal Navy or Merchant
« on: Tuesday 13 April 21 13:51 BST (UK) »
I know this isnít a very good photo but can anyone tell me if itís a Royal Navy or Merchant or in fact Merchant Reserve. Iíve been trying to find out about my dads naval record during 39-45 but not sure if I can without writing for his war records. I know how long this takes after receiving my uncles war records while in the Marines. Also are there any records on the ATS, or would they not be released. Any information would be gratefully received. Thank you everyone.

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Re: Royal Navy or Merchant
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 April 21 16:14 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :D

Quite difficult as the picture is somewhat poor.  I found the below - is it anything like this?  Petty Officer Royal Navy.

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Royal Navy or Merchant
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 April 21 17:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the welcome, it takes some getting used to and I keep getting things wrong. Iíve posted dads photo it might help a bit more than the last one. Iím trying to find his war record but I donít know wether he was in the Royal Navy or Merchant Navy and there was a reserve as well. Itís for a local historian but I havenít got his number either so I donít know wether itís worth paying £30 and asking Navy Command Headquarters in Portsmouth. Iíll check your photo now against his. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Royal Navy or Merchant
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 April 21 17:15 BST (UK) »
Are you willing to give his name, date of birth and place of birth? Might be able to find something using those.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire


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Re: Royal Navy or Merchant
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 13 April 21 17:30 BST (UK) »
Frederick Hector Gallimore
Born Lynton House, Sandy Lane, Helsby Cheshire
18/6/1921
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Re: Royal Navy or Merchant
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 13 April 21 17:37 BST (UK) »
Looks like Petty Officer RN or depending on his trade and era he could be a Leading Hand. Badge is Kings Crown so could be dated pre or post WW2. The uniform doesn't give any other clues.
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Re: Royal Navy or Merchant
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 April 21 17:42 BST (UK) »
He was born 1921 and must have joined near where he lived in Cheshire. Its so annoying as I can remember him having this kind of record/ diary that had his number in and the ships he was on but no one seems to know where it went. So many questions I want to ask him 🙈
Thanks for your help I really do appreciate it.

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Re: Royal Navy or Merchant
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 13 April 21 18:10 BST (UK) »
I'm not coming up with anything military wise.  Do you subscribe to Ancestry? 

Apparently he appears in seven trees on there.  I don't know if any of them are yours?

I can't look at them as I don't have a sub to Ancestry.

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Royal Navy or Merchant
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 13 April 21 18:48 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Yes Iím on Ancestry and thereís nothing on there. Thanks for looking though.