HMS Poppy

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by pdarran, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. pdarran

    pdarran Member

    My great uncle was on HMS Poppy , is their a ships list to comfirm this? his name was AB /maybe PO Charlie Darran. i know he was on HMS Brilliant at the beginning of the war & had ww1 & interwar service.

    Kind regards
    Paul
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Paul

    For his WW2 service you really need his service records - Requests for personal data and service records: a detailed guide they should list all his ships, both afloat and shore based

    For his WW1 records you need to see Ancestry or FMP or similar
    Did he have another initial ??

    Name: Chas A Darran
    Medal or Award: Victory Medal, British War Medal
    Service Year: 1914-1920
    Service Location: Europe
    Campaign or Service: World War I
    Service Number: J 86417

    Before exploring WW1 further confirmation of the above and anymore details you have would be appreciated

    TD

    Was he Charles Alfred Darran, born Dec 1902 in Canning Town??
     
  3. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    Have you considered joining the Flower Class Corvette Association? It is still thriving and Associate Members are welcome. Our veteran members are dwindling, inevitably as time progresses but there is a strong feeling to keep the memory alive.
     
  4. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    His WW1 rank is given on the medal roll as 'Boy I', which would circumstantially support a d.o.b of 1902. I'd strongly recommend the Great War Forum to help research his WW1 service; they have a naval sub-forum.
     
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I have a possible in here as well but was awaiting the OP's confirmation of the right man - still am in fact

    UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1848-1939
    Name: Charles Alfred Darran
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 15 Dec 1902
    Birth Place: Canning Town London
    First Service Date: 16 Feb 1918
    First Ship Served On: Ganges II
    Last Service Date: 11 May 1926
    Last Ship Served On: Cyclops
    Service Number: J86417

    It lists his service and ships from 1918 to 1926 - if Pauls confrms or not then I will add the file

    TD
     

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