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kim bowden
20th April 2011, 06:10 PM
My name is kim bowden and im trying to find out about my late fathers life in the merchant navy , which he never really spoke about .

He was called Ronald Joesph Andrew Anderson ,R 296908, he was born 30 th of november 1927 in nottinghill london , I believe he joined up at 14 and served as a trainee cabin boy on the Queen Mary , I have been told he served on the Rochester castle on a malta convoy .Also on Uruguay Starline , I need some help to track his service record and how to go about it , many thanks if you have read this .

20th April 2011, 06:28 PM
Hello Kim and welcome,

This could be his seaman's pouch held at Kew in piece BT 372/659/141. Detecting your browser settings (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATLN=7&CATID=-3366213&SearchInit=4&SearchType=6&CATREF=BT+372%2F659%2F141)

His form CRS 10 [service record from Jan, 1941] should be held at Kew in piece BT 382/30. Detecting your browser settings (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=8123337&CATLN=6&accessmethod=5)


kim bowden
22nd April 2011, 07:16 PM
Hello Hugh,
Thank you so much for your help and if I find out anything I will come straight back and let you know best wishes , have a good easter holiday ,
regards kim