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Re: Tracing a ship's voyages
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 21 December 21 18:02 GMT (UK) »
You wrote
"He was employed as a Fireman, which I believe means he was what we now refer to as a Stoker, on a wage of 4.10.0d per month. As he was away for more than 5 months I am puzzled about his final wage - 12.9.6d"
It could be down to several cause's but the most likely is he drew a "Sub" to be used for a run/s ashore. He purchased essential items of clothing and other gear from the ships store. He made an allotment to be paid to a person/s onshore usually a family member, wife, mother etc.
It is always "Fireman" in MN parlance. Stoker was a RN rank.
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Re: Tracing a ship's voyages
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 21 December 21 18:33 GMT (UK) »
Dear Heywood that is so kind of you, thank you. We went to Moelfre a few weeks ago and found a memorial on the headland and lots of memorial stones and graves in St Gallgo church graveyard. Where is the memorial you found? We are hoping to go back when the weather picks up. Thank you again  for your thoughtful gesture.

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Re: Tracing a ship's voyages
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 21 December 21 20:24 GMT (UK) »
It is in front of the Lifeboat shop.
As soon as I saw it I recalled your search so one of my family took the photo.
It was a glorious day today and so calm but it would seem that several tragedies have occurred in the area.
Best wishes for Christmas.  :)
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