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Apologies for posting this as it is pre WW1 but I can't find an answer elsewhere.

 

The Registers for Royal Marines Pensions has a column entitled 'In what ship wounded and last served'. The majority of entries show a ship's name but there are a number on each page that shows '1DM' '2DM' etc. I have attached an example below (courtesy of Find My Past)

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Never seen this before but, since they are not ships, the probably refer to the RM Grand Divisions of the mid-19th Century. I would guess that they are Chatham (1), Portsmouth (2), Plymouth (3) and Woolwich (4). DM may stand for something like Divisional Muster.

eg. Stephen BILLINGTON (Portsmouth)   =  https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10093605

and Samuel BEARDMORE (Woolwich)  =  https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10093605

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As it's outside our period and been answered the thread has been locked.

 

Craig

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