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Missing Navy number

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Mary Report 27 Jun 2014 14:18

My Dad served in WW1 from 1914- 1916 in Merchant Navy 1916 - 1917 in the Army. I have his service cards the Army card shows his service number the Navy one does not show his number . Without his number I am unable to find out which ships he sailed on. He was awarded 3 medals Army Marine and also the Silver medal as he was wounded in the Army .A member of GR has written that WDYTYA have a list of all Silver medal awards giving all their service numbers and I am hoping some kind person can look and see if there is any more information .Details
Andrew Kelly (no second christian name) born Liverpool 15.08.1895
Army No. 130533 (sometimes 30533) 2.3.1916 - 10.8.1917. Machine Gun Corp
I have tried lots of different avenues to fnd thus number N.A./ Southampton/Canada / Local Records If anyone can give any further advice I would be grateful


Flip Report 28 Jun 2014 08:36

I think this may be his merchant navy service record - although I don't think they contain very much information. It is £3.30 to download the record from National Archives:

I've just re-read your post - you refer to silver badge, but I'm not sure if you have this so will PM the image from ancestry altough it doesn't give anything you don't already know.


Flip Report 28 Jun 2014 14:40

Had a PM from Mary thanking me for the info - not sure if she has this, but his christening record (Catholic) is on ancestry so will PM the image.


Mary Report 6 Jul 2014 23:41

Thank you Flip for all your valuable help. I am now going to accept I will not be able
to find my Dad's Navy number. - pity.