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Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division


david crouch

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Guys one for the experts. A friend has asked for some help on one of her relatives. Information I have is

Pte. W. Carr (Serial Number J.4932)

Only unit info is on medals (1914/15 star, BWM & Victory) and gives serial number and letters "AB, RN" I cant find service records at Kew in burnt records. Does "AB, RN" mean Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division? I have never come across a serial number with a letter prefix before but I'm used to researching army folk. Any help much appreciated

Dave :D

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Thanks peter. much appreciated

QUOTE (Peter B @ Jul 23 2009, 09:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello Dave,

I would suspect AB RN is Able Seaman Royal Navy.

This Link gives more info on abberavations on medals

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...ons-rank.asp#LL

Regards

Peter

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'J' prefix to the RN official number is for seamen and communications ratings (1908 and after). AB = Able Seaman. Nothing to do with the RND.

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This is my man. Thanks very much Jon much appreciated

Dave

David

is this your man here

cheers, Jon

Thanks horatio much appreciated

'J' prefix to the RN official number is for seamen and communications ratings (1908 and after). AB = Able Seaman. Nothing to do with the RND.
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Horatio

Thanks very much for the really helpful info.

Regards

Dave

His enlistment papers are at the FAA Museum.
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