Hello - son of a seaman!

crossway62
18th June 2011, 22:38
Hi,

Have signed up to try and find out any information at all around my father who passed away when I was a child, and who I have found out today was on the Palm Line - i think this is where he did his apprenticeship? His name was John Ashton, from Bromborough Pool and was born 30/7/1935 and when he left he joined Prices as an engineer - and that's as much as I know really(Sad).

Frank P
18th June 2011, 23:45
Welcome onboard crossway, there are quite a few ex Palm Line people on the site, so they might be able to help you.

Cheers Frank

billyboy
18th June 2011, 23:49
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

Hugh MacLean
18th June 2011, 23:53
Hello and welcome,

For starters this looks like his seaman's pouch held at Kew in file classification BT 372/1989/103 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATLN=7&CATID=-3589449&SearchInit=4&SearchType=6&CATREF=BT+372%2F1989%2F103)

Regards

GWB
19th June 2011, 00:04
Welcome aboard Crossway enjoy the trip and be sure the lds will help you.

gdynia
19th June 2011, 05:39
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

crossway62
19th June 2011, 13:06
Hello and welcome,

For starters this looks like his seaman's pouch held at Kew in file classification BT 372/1989/103 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATLN=7&CATID=-3589449&SearchInit=4&SearchType=6&CATREF=BT+372%2F1989%2F103)

Regards

Thank you so much - that's a great start!:)

Hugh MacLean
19th June 2011, 13:39
Do you know roughly when he left the MN?
Regards

crossway62
19th June 2011, 14:16
Do you know roughly when he left the MN?
Regards
I think he only did a couple of years so i would guess around 1955 give or take. Unfortunately he didnt say to much about his life :-(

Hugh MacLean
19th June 2011, 15:12
His service record should be held at Kew in file classification BT 382/2046 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=8125350&CATLN=6&accessmethod=5)

The file is best obtained by a visit to Kew [free], it can be obtained online but at a price. If applying online ask for the CRS 10 for "R659847 ASHTON J C 30/07/1935 BROMBOROUGH CHESHIRE"

Regards

crossway62
19th June 2011, 16:58
Thank you again Hugh, I really appreciate your help.
I've asked for an estimate for copies from Kew so will wait to hear back and then decide whether its cheaper to travel down to London.