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Jimmanning

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Service number
« on: 03 December 2012 02:25:17 PM »

Hi,
My great uncles service number was P/MX.52387. Could anyone tell me what the letters mean please? He was a cook seaman aboard HMS Wivern and died following an attack in 1940.

Thinks.
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PhiloNauticus

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Re: Service number
« Reply #1 on: 04 December 2012 02:58:14 PM »


P - the homeport letter, in this case indicating Portsmouth
M- branch letter; in this case 'miscellaneous'; this covered a wide range of branches, including artificers, carpenters, SBA's, cooks and stewards etc etc
X - pay scale; in this case post-1925 scale

Hope this helps
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Jimmanning

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Re: Service number
« Reply #2 on: 05 December 2012 08:25:03 AM »

Brilliant, thank you!
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