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oliveriles
20-08-09, 14:22
I am trying to locate any details of my grandfather's time in the merchant navy.

I know his name was Samuel Iles and at aged 18 in 1943 he was in the navy, I also know his D/JX service number and that he was discharged before the end of the WW2.

Any idea's how I might go about tracking down some info on him and his time in the service?

ayse
20-08-09, 16:10
The Imperial War Museum has a downloadable guide. Apparently records are held at the National Archives. I believe there is information on FTF but I'm not too sure where to find it.
All the best Ayse

hughar
20-08-09, 16:32
This looks like a good place to start TNA Research Guide - Domestic Records Information 90 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=128)