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CR10 Identity Certificate with Vessel No: GALLAGHER J W H

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Re: CR10 Identity Certificate with Vessel No: GALLAGHER J W H

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 5:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
There are a few guesses I would work on. If he married in 1916 as a "soldier" I would guess that he was one of those young men who volunteered for "King and Country" in 1914 or thereabouts. I believe that at the beginning of WW1 there was only volunteering, not calling-up but there was an enormous amount of jungoism and it was the "duty" of young men. Such things as the General Service Medal were, I think, handed out en masse after the war, so a lot of people did not actually receive them until well after they had left the army. Coming from a sea-faring area he could easily have chosen to go to sea simply as a job after he was discharged from his volunteering. If he was described as a "mariner" at death it could indicate he was unqualified crew, but it might be worth looking up Masters and Mates certificates just to see if he appears there. Otherwise I would start with the Register of Seamen and Shipping and theshipslist. Hope this helps.
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littleliz02 13 Nov 2012 6:28PM GMT 
halpark 20 Nov 2012 12:01PM GMT 
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