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FannyByGaslight Report 19 Aug 2013 19:34

William Albert Wright, born December 18th 1925, Liverpool, he joined the Royal Navy, when he was old enough.

Where might I find I find records for him please other than here?I have searched Ancestry and FMP already but maybe missed it?


MarieCeleste Report 19 Aug 2013 20:17

Is this any help?

Obtaining Royal Navy Service Records & Medals

Commissioned Officers and Non-commissioned ranks who entered the service during or before 1924 should contact The National Archives

Commissioned RN/RM officers who are currently serving, or are retired and service records from 1924 onwards should contact:

DNPers Disclosure Cell
MP G-2
Room 48
West Battery
Whale Island

Telephone: 02392 62 8667 / 8666 / 8671 /8670 / 8654

The link here also provides a link where you can download the form



FannyByGaslight Report 19 Aug 2013 20:20

Thank you MC...


Joy Report 19 Aug 2013 21:16


Jonesey Report 20 Aug 2013 15:45

Lurking in a very dusty corner of my memory is the thought that I vaguely remember reading/hearing somewhere that Royal Navy personnel were given their service records on their discharge from the service.

It might be worthwhile contacting the Royal Navy to see whether that was the case or just yet another figment of my imagination. :-S


George_of_Westbury Report 20 Aug 2013 20:49


You are correct about records given on discharge.

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Prior to 1972 all RN personnel were given their service record when they discharged. For pension purposes the RN retained pay details. Therefore the only information held on RN personnel who served prior to 1972 are their Service details (number, rank, name etc) and a list of dates and ships/shore bases.



FannyByGaslight Report 24 Aug 2013 15:40

Thank you all for your replies....Sorry to take so long to get back and thank you..But better late than never....

Thank you all.. :-D