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Old 13th November 2018, 22:37
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Harry Pickering

Hi Folks,
Thanks for letting me join, I'm trying to piece together some history regarding my Great Great Uncle Harry, he was on the MV Abossa when it was torpedoed,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Abosso

I found his name on the tower hill memorial, and here
https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/c...son/34366.html

but i cant find any info on his discharge number?

any pointers on where to start?
many thanks
john
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Old 14th November 2018, 10:37
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Welcome onboard John, enjoy the site. I can't help you regarding the discharge number, but there are some people on the site who are clued up in that regard.

Cheers Frank
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Old 14th November 2018, 12:10
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Seems the forum software has gone a little haywire or I'm haveing a senior momment!
I have replied to the thread MV ABOSSO here.

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=289511

cheers Roger
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Is this the right man? :- http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ils/r/C9492403

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Old 15th November 2018, 13:46
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Dave W,
According to CWGC Harry Pickering was born in 1900
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...kering,-harry/
Also the BT391 record you linked to concerns the invasion of Europe 1944/45. MV ABOSSO was lost 29/Oct/1942.

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Old 15th November 2018, 22:41
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thanks guys, lots to go on there, little update apparently he also served on apapa,

Dave w, i dont think it is unfortunately, I have his birthday as sep 1900... however i didnt do the family tree so i'm gonna double check.
thanks again folks
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