I am hoping that someone out there maybe
able to help me. This post spanes both WW1
& WW2 due to lenght of my Grandads service.
When I first started researching his service
my Dad told me that his Dads WW1 medals
went down on ship, when it was sunk during
WW2. Well looking at his service record for
this period he was always based at shore
establishments. So there was this question
hanging over my head...was this an old
sea dogs tale...or was it the truth. I had
nothing to go by, unitil now.
Going throuh his papers I found a ships
boarding pass for SS Aguila for passage to Madeira.
The dates on the pass are for August 1940.
Well going by his service record he was
based at HMS President III...so whats
going on here, am I missing something?
I am totally confused now, I know that
HMS President III was a shore base in
London, so what's he doing going to
He was based at HMS President III
for nearly 3 years during WW2, so
could it have been true about his
WW1 medals going down with a
ship, seeing that I've found this
boarding pass for SS Aguila.
SS Aguia was subsequently sunk
I think in 41.
Any help with this would be great.
I've even thought was he some
sort of secret agent seeing that
the picture on the pass he's dressed
in civiy clothing and the trade
description is deck hand.
What do you all think?