Welsh Mariners Online


Welsh Mariners OnlineDr Reg Davis wanted to make information more freely available about Merchant Navy personnel who hailed from Wales so he created this website. The site offers an on-line index of 23,500 Welsh merchant masters, mates and engineers active from 1800 to 1945. There is also data about over 3000 men active in the Royal Navy from 1795 to 1815.

Well worth a look if you have interests in this area.


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WW1 Royal Marine Medal Rolls Online


WW1 Royal Marine MedalsFindmypast has added 75,000 Royal Marine medal cards to their stable of databases. The website tells us…..

The Jack Clegg Memorial Database of WW1 Campaign Medals to the Royal Marines 1914-1920

This database is a transcription of The National Archives document classes ADM/171/167 to ADM/171/171 (inclusive), ADM/171/92 & ADM/171/139, which comprise the complete World War I Campaign Medal Rolls for the Royal Marines. Added to the transcript are service details for a large number of men, particularly those killed in action or died of wounds during WW1 and in many cases post-war deaths and WW2 deaths are noted.

The database contains the names of over 75,000 Royal Marine Officers, NCOs and other ranks, and provides a complete listing of all Royal Marines who served in WW1.

The medals covered by the rolls are: the 1914 Star, the Clasp to the 1914 Star, the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.


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British War Medal and the Mercantile Marine Medal in the First World War

The National Archives have announced that they have added 155,000 additional Merchant Marine Records to their Documents Online database. The records cover the 1914 – 1918 period of the First World War, rather appropriate as the 70th anniversary of Dunkirk was a couple of days ago.
Remember that you have to pay to see the full record, but searching the index is free.

Royal Navy Submarine Museum




Great website which I am sure will tempt you to visit Gosport and this museum. Good background information and a history of submarines and submariners.



Trafalgar Ancestors now online


Think your ancestors fought at the Battle of Trafalgar? Click on the link below and find out!





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