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michael2 Report 19 Oct 2012 22:36

i am trying to find my grandfather war record he was william john young born 1895, he served in the second world war in the mechant navy have found one but thats nothim any help from you good people will be gratfully recieved. :-) :-) :-) :-)


brummiejan Report 19 Oct 2012 22:47

Michael, in case you aren't aware, sadly only about 30% of WW1 records have survived, so you might not find anything else.

ADDED I imagine it is WW1 not WW2 you mean?



michael2 Report 19 Oct 2012 22:52

hi jan thanks for your reply sorry ment ww1 as i said i could only find one but the birth date was wrong . x


Reggie Report 19 Oct 2012 23:13

Not sure where you've been looking, but Ancestry only has Army records.

Merchant Navy is not classed as military.........


Moonbeam Report 20 Oct 2012 00:17

FindMyPast has some Merchant Navy Records. I have one for my father from FMP which has a photo of him and a list of the ships he served on. This listing is for 1919-1920 although I believe he was in the Merchant Navy during the war years. Was surprised to find this as I understood that most Merchant Navy Records had been destroyed.

Sorry I cannot check for you as I do not have an FMP sub.


Kucinta Report 20 Oct 2012 05:03

Last name: YOUNG
First names: William John
Day of birth: 18
Month of birth: March
Year of birth: 1895
Place of birth: Plumstead
County/country of birth: Kent
Card type: CR10
Discharge number: 698011
Identity certificate no.: 397246
Series: BT350
Date range: 1918-1921
Piece number:

Has photo.

Last name: YOUNG
First names: Wm John
Day of birth: 26
Month of birth: September
Year of birth: 1895
Place of birth: Rutherglen
County/country of birth: Lanarkshire
Card type: CR10
Discharge number:
Identity certificate no.: 24371
Series: BT350
Date range: 1918-1921
Piece number:

Has photo. May have died 1941?

Have pmed you the images.


michael2 Report 20 Oct 2012 10:03

hi kucinta thank you have pmd you :-D :-D :-D