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Posted 07 January 2015 - 05:30 PM
I appreciate this is an old thread, but i am looking at a RNVR service record and his ship is shown as Victory X (Observer) , there is a line above and below the 'X'. Does this mean HMS Observer the M class destroyer? if yes i can not find any information for this ships service?
Posted 07 January 2015 - 08:21 PM
Posted 07 January 2015 - 08:43 PM
do you know anything of HMS Observer's service for 1918 and 1919?
Posted 07 January 2015 - 08:48 PM
Posted 07 January 2015 - 10:26 PM
If HMS OBSERVER was, as it appears, a tender to HMS VICTORY X, then it is most likely that she was employed in the Channel at that time.
Posted 25 August 2015 - 08:16 PM
I've got a man who served on the "Victory" for all of 1915, 1916 and into January 1917, then on "Victory I" from 17th April 1918 until his death in September 1918. I know from other documentation that he was involved in action at Egypt, the Dardanelles and France (he's buried in Bac Du Sud Cemetery at Bailleulval) and he died from a serious chest wound. Does anyone know how I would find any war diaries to see where / what he was doing when he was wounded? He was in RMLI 1st RM Battalion RN Division.
Posted 25 August 2015 - 10:06 PM
The Fleet Air Arm Museum may have an attestation pack of papers for him and they certainly have the 1/RMLI war diary.
He did not "serve on the VICTORY"; he was borne on the books of HMS VICTORY (a pay/admin office at Portsmouth) while serving in the RM battalions of the Royal Naval Division.