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Acting Able Seaman Horace Bailey

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Lynn Report 8 Aug 2020 17:36

Can anyone help me I have the service records ofmy father but it does not tell me which ship he served on. It has HMS Glendower, Hms President 111 and HMS Drake but I feel that these are all land ships how do I find out which ship he served on.


ErikaH Report 8 Aug 2020 17:55

Perhaps he didn’t actually go to sea?

Have you checked that the establishments you name were land-based - or are you guessing?

When did he join up? For how many years did he serve?

If, as is normally the case, your father was given his record on discharge, he would have been asked to verify that it was accurate, and sign for it.

If the shore estabishments are the only ones named - he didn't go to sea.


ErikaH Report 8 Aug 2020 18:07

HMS Glendower was a Naval Camp at Pwllheli (Butlin's)
HMS Drake is Devonport
HMS President iii was a shore establishment