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Naval records - abbreviations

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Re: Naval records - abbreviations

Posted: 9 Sep 2013 6:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’ve had a look around my book marked websites and came across this.

From the Chaplains listed in consolidated extracts of various Navy Lists 1844-1879 on the website of “Late 18th, 19th and 20th century Naval and Naval Social History” ( )

While many of those listed have no notations, several have, “Awarded Medal (m) or Foreign Order (FO): m” under their names, so I assume that is what the “m” you are questioning means, but that doesn’t explain the single * or in one case under “Instructor Captains” a triple *

You should be able check for a medal by looking for an entry in, “UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972” on Ancestry.

I suggest you obtain confirmation of the meaning of both the m and * from the author of the above web site (remove “/Naval.html” from URL and you will see his email), alternatively contact the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth ( ) and I’d be most interested in the response; perhaps you’d be so kind as to add it this thread.

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snewt3 7 Sep 2013 10:17AM GMT 
ycaso77 8 Sep 2013 4:44PM GMT 
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JeffH01 9 Sep 2013 1:07AM GMT 
snewt3 9 Sep 2013 7:46PM GMT 
JeffH01 10 Sep 2013 12:40AM GMT 
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