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Search: Posts Made By: Hugh MacLean
Forum: Navies 15th February 2020, 18:47
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hello, Gazetted 25 June 1940: Boy First...

Hello,

Gazetted 25 June 1940:

Boy First Class James Eric Harris, C/JX.I568I2, H.M.S. ASHANTI.

Regards
Hugh
Forum: Ship Research 5th February 2020, 14:09
Replies: 28
Views: 4,053
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hello Neil, Many islanders joned the RNR while...

Hello Neil,
Many islanders joned the RNR while serving as merchant seamen although I do not see any RNR record for him but that does not mean there are none. You would need to look at the Crew...
Forum: Ship Research 1st February 2020, 17:15
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Hugh MacLean
The London Gazette, Wednesday 13 November 1940. ...

The London Gazette, Wednesday 13 November 1940.
For good services in H.M. Submarines in recent successful patrols and operations agains the enemy:
Leading Stoker Herbert Frederick Swann, C/K....
Forum: Ship Research 1st February 2020, 12:21
Replies: 28
Views: 4,053
Posted By Hugh MacLean
This is one of the ship's movement cards - they...

This is one of the ship's movement cards - they give details of voyages and as you can see can be difficult to read and interpret....
Forum: Ship Research 27th January 2020, 12:40
Replies: 28
Views: 4,053
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Thanks for that Roger. So the application form is...

Thanks for that Roger. So the application form is given in Roger's link but I would still phone them to establish if he has a medal entitlement because sometimes medals have been issued but a search...
Forum: Ship Research 27th January 2020, 12:26
Replies: 28
Views: 4,053
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hello Neil, I understand what you say – my late...

Hello Neil,
I understand what you say – my late father was a Barra man and he never talked about the war much and never mentioned medals. It was only after he died that I went through the process of...
Forum: Ship Research 26th January 2020, 23:44
Replies: 28
Views: 4,053
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hi Neil and welcome, I am sorry I don’t have...

Hi Neil and welcome,

I am sorry I don’t have anything in my files for Murdo Martin apart from a crew list on the last ship documented, the CITY OF AGRA in 1943 where he served as AB/QM. At that...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd January 2020, 23:22
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By Hugh MacLean
I expect you will only find his name mentioned in...

I expect you will only find his name mentioned in the Gazette with a generic notification. The only other place would be local newspapers of the time.

If he served a long time in the RNR be aware...
Forum: Ship Research 21st January 2020, 19:21
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hello and welcome, I presume you have his RNR...

Hello and welcome,
I presume you have his RNR records?

Regards
Hugh
Forum: Say Hello 18th January 2020, 12:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hello Joan, Yes, you did it right. Your...

Hello Joan,
Yes, you did it right.

Your father was taken as a prisoner of war by the Vichy French in Algeria, North Africa, between October 1941 and November 1942. He and his fellow survivors...
Forum: Say Hello 18th January 2020, 00:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hello Joan and welcome. Was your father...

Hello Joan and welcome.

Was your father Chesley Raymond Moore with a connection to Newfoundland?

Regards
Hugh
Forum: Say Hello 14th January 2020, 19:43
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hello Matt, Just to echo what Roger has said -...

Hello Matt,
Just to echo what Roger has said - it is appreciated that you took the time to let us know how you got on. I have had people on here recently asking questions and months later have...
Forum: Say Hello 14th January 2020, 18:03
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hi Morven, Glad we have the right family now. I...

Hi Morven,
Glad we have the right family now. I have connections to Uist and Barra so am well aware of how difficult it can be tracing trees. Roger's advice regarding Log books and Agreements is a...
Forum: Say Hello 13th January 2020, 19:24
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hello Morven, Back home now thanks :) Just...

Hello Morven,
Back home now thanks :)

Just to add to the confusion then here is a quote from "Lewis and Harris Seamen 1939-1945" when relating to the sinking of HMS CURACOA by troopship QUEEN...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 13th January 2020, 17:39
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hi, Can you just confirm to me the 2nd Mates...

Hi,
Can you just confirm to me the 2nd Mates Cert of Competency you have for him on Ancesty is the correct man? if so can you give me the number of his certificate please? Also see my request on...
Forum: Say Hello 13th January 2020, 17:39
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hello Morvern, I have been away from home these...

Hello Morvern,
I have been away from home these last two days, coincidentally in Inverness.

This is a difficult one but I have been doing some research that needs some clarification due to the...
Forum: Say Hello 11th January 2020, 00:24
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hello from down the road in Fort William. A...

Hello from down the road in Fort William.
A popular surname from the Western Isles but if you could please confirm if he was Stornaway born or elsewhere please?

Regards
Hugh
Forum: Say Hello 8th January 2020, 11:04
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hello Jean and welcome, A seaman's pouch [BT...

Hello Jean and welcome,
A seaman's pouch [BT 372] is not a full service record and indeed many pouches do not survive. For service from January 1941 until he left the service you need his CRS 10 [BT...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 7th January 2020, 13:00
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Attached is James Wiseman Wilsons medal...

Attached is James Wiseman Wilsons medal entitlement for service in the RNR. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Some details of the ships/action here:...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 7th January 2020, 12:37
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hi Foggy, I suggest you download that file and...

Hi Foggy,
I suggest you download that file and it should give you basics to start with. The file can be quite difficult to interpret so you may wish another pair of eyes on it for you.

He was...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 27th December 2019, 12:17
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hello and seasons greetings Foggy, You should...

Hello and seasons greetings Foggy,
You should start with his RNR service record which you can download for 3.50.
Held here at Kew in piece BT 377/7/89148 ...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 22nd December 2019, 17:00
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By Hugh MacLean
The ships are: GAMBIA official number 137484 ...

The ships are:
GAMBIA official number 137484
HARALD official number 167435 - Danish under British flag.
TAKORADIAN official number 157533

Regards
Hugh
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 17th December 2019, 00:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By Hugh MacLean
The ship appears to have been in Dakar from 1940...

The ship appears to have been in Dakar from 1940 - 1943 not sure why but the movement card may explain - they can be difficult to read though. Download to your computer for 3.50. Held at Kew in...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 16th December 2019, 22:44
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Chris, There could be a few reasons. He...

Chris,
There could be a few reasons.

He could be travelling home as DBS = Distressed British Seaman
One who is left without a berth, ill or without funds in a foreign port. Typically (during...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 16th December 2019, 12:40
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By Hugh MacLean
Hello Chris, Firstly, any information given...

Hello Chris,
Firstly, any information given about WW2 by me or anyone else will always be incomplete so your priority has to be his primary records in this case his CRS10, details as posted by...
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