Hi all Blue Funnel experts!

30th August 2009, 00:00
I am searching for information about my partners grandfather who was a wireless operator for Blue Funnel during the 1920s and/0r 1930s. His name was John Robert Dawson and he was born in York but lived and married in Liverpool. I think he was born about 1905/7. We don't know when he died or if he served in the 2nd world war so any info would be welcome. Many thanks in anticipation!

30th August 2009, 00:29
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer.
Plenty ex-Blue flu men on here

30th August 2009, 01:01
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

30th August 2009, 10:58
Greetings Liztrent and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

Steve Woodward
30th August 2009, 11:02
Welcome to SN from East Yorkshire, enjoy your time with us and the best of luck in your search

K urgess
30th August 2009, 12:23
Welcome aboard from northern East Yorkshire.
The crew will hopefully be able to help you get started with your research.
Enjoy the voyage.

30th August 2009, 17:40
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy the site.

Hugh MacLean
30th August 2009, 17:59
Hello and welcome,
Could this be his medal file from BT 395/1 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=4471848&queryType=1&resultcount=1) at Kew. If so, it gives you some info to begin your research namely his Dis A. number R22999. This file can be downloaded for 3.50.
Regards (Thumb)

2nd October 2009, 09:24
Hugh, many thanks. We are following this up. Here's hoping!(Thumb)