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Subject: Re: [TGF] [APG] Navy Service Record - Need Opinions.
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 12:57:03 -0600
Try this link as a good resource: http://www.royalnavalmuseum.org/index.htm
---- Christy Fillerup <> wrote:
> I have been working on a case of a man who served as a gunner in the Royal Navy of England from 1803 to at least 1835. I've posted his compiled service record here: http://millenealogy.com/Temporary_Images.html. These records were created for many reasons, but were most likely created when a pension was being awarded. This is backed up by the numerical calculations.
> What I found odd about this record is that William George Searles is moving back and forth during his career between commissioned and ordinary. Yet for his entire service, barring 1803-1806 when he was merely a rating and not a warrant officer he was the gunner, a position known as a warrant officer. Yet he moves back and forth between commissioned and ordinary. I would have expected that once he attained commissioned status he would have remained as such.
> Can anyone shed any light on what is going on here? Any further information gleaned from this record would be welcomed as well--two (or more) eyes are better than one and I'm sure that I have not gleaned everything possible from this record.
> A second note is that I am attempting to research the careers of each of these ships with some success, but who couldn't use more? If you have any suggestions on sources to use when researching navy men I would highly appreciate it.
> Thank You,
> Christy Fillerup