Hello from HeatherRight

HeatherRight
29th March 2018, 00:02
I think this is the place to say 'Hello, all'. If not, I'm sure some kind soul will put me right.
I am researching my husband's family tree and have just found that his great uncle William Manson was Chief Engineer Officer aboard S.S. Atheltarn (161116). He died in 1943 in Devonport of heart failure.
I shall endeavour to post questions in the correct place; assuming that I can find it.

Pompeyfan
29th March 2018, 08:28
Heather

I have moved your post into its own thread so that members will find you more easily.

HeatherRight
29th March 2018, 12:44
Thank you, David. Now I have the challenge to find it myself! I'm new to forums ... ;o)

Roger Griffiths
29th March 2018, 19:51
Hello,
Could you give us a little more detail please. Full name and date and place of birth. If you have it his Discharge A number.
I have found one possible, born 09/02/1902 in Shetland. I don't know if this is your man.

regards
Roger

HeatherRight
29th March 2018, 20:40
Hello,
Could you give us a little more detail please. Full name and date and place of birth. If you have it his Discharge A number.
I have found one possible, born 09/02/1902 in Shetland. I don't know if this is your man.

regards
Roger

Hi, Roger.

He was William Manson born 11 July 1883 in Liverpool, Lancashire. His birth was registered in West Derby. Mind you, the one you found may quite possibly be related as our Mansons originated in The Shetlands.

I found an Identity Certificate (C.R.10) on findmypast.co.uk which states his Dis. A No. as 932231. It even supplied a photo! I know it is him as his birthday is correct and it all ties neatly together.

Thanks for looking: I appreciate your input.

Might you know what all the numbers are beside his photo? Could they be the official numbers of ships plus the month and year he joined them? That would give me something else to research ...

Roger Griffiths
29th March 2018, 21:46
Hello again,
No, apart from the stuff on FMP I can find nothing else online. If he had MN records from 1921 to early 1941, these would be in his "Seamans Pouch" This has been lost or destroyed. Nor do's he have a medal file. Not unusual for a person who became deceased.
He may have MN records 1941-1943 at the National Archive at Kew. in peice BT382/1175
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10989400
This would be his Form CRS10
For an explaination see my post #5 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5)
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=259898

Personaly I would try and vist Kew to view. Not least because there are other records there. First the 1943 Logbooks and Crew Agreements of ATHELTARN Which will tell you the circumstances of his demise and give the name and/or the O/N of his previous ship.
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C11053878

You can also look in the series BT318 it may give you some more background info.
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C3354

Could they be the official numbers of ships plus the month and year he joined them? That would give me something else to research
Yes. For putting ships name to O/N see
http://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/vesselsnum

Be sure to quote your father in laws Dis A number when searching at TNA. This number is unique to him.
Anything else, just make another post. Someone will always try and answer your questions.

regards Roger

Hugh MacLean
29th March 2018, 23:05
Hello Heather,
Are you aware that besides the CR10 with his photo, there are also 2 x CR2 and 1 x CR1 cards for him.

Regards
Hugh

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30th March 2018, 05:29
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