war at sea

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by John Greenfield, May 14, 2018.

  1. I am looking for information on a WW2 U.K. Veteran JX234854/co, he served on the HMS Collingwood.

    Any assistance at all would be greatly appreciated by his son and grandchildren, thank you.

    Yours in Comradeship
    John Greenfield
    RCL Br178 Bowmanville, Ontario
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Last edited: May 14, 2018
  3. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    HMS Collingwood is a shore establishment set up in WW2 for initial training of 'hostilities only' seaman and communications ratings. Once you obtain the service records for this man all will become clearer but it is likely that HMS Collingwood was his introduction to the RN.
    HMS Collingwood | Hostilities Only

  4. Tim, thank you for that information, I thought it was a ship at sea.
  5. Clive, I looked into applying for his discharge papers and service records and they want 30 lbs for each application.
  6. Clive, yes his name is John Mclean
  7. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    It will only be 1 charge of £30 plus death certificate if he did not die in service

    Unless his widow is still alive (who gets it free then everyone else has to pay including children
  8. Thanks for the info James, John G

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