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Prussian

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Allen John CRISP
« on: 17 September 2018 08:41:43 AM »

Uncle Allen John CRISP (1921-1997) was in the Royal Navy and served on merchant ships as a Naval Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS) gunner during WWII. He was serving on ss Louisbourg in 1944. He is known to have been to Aruba NWI (sent 'souvenir' handkerchief home to his sister) and New York. At some stage (details unknown) of the war his merchant ship was sunk and he was adrift for a long period of time before being rescued. This was the cause for him being institutionalised later in life. Is JX/212372 a service number? I've most recently been advised that uncle was not in the RN but the British Army's Royal Artillery and seconded to merchant ships as a DEMS gunner?
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Re: Allen John CRISP
« Reply #1 on: 18 September 2018 07:57:58 AM »


JX/212372 is a Royal Navy service number: that coupled with the photo clearly showing him in RN uniform shows that he was Navy not Army

Request for a copy of his service record.  See:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/request-records-of-deceased-service-personnel
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Re: Allen John CRISP
« Reply #2 on: 18 September 2018 04:11:04 PM »

Many thanks.
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Re: Allen John CRISP
« Reply #3 on: 05 October 2018 08:06:47 AM »

Write to mod medal office to find out his medal entitlement if they were not claimed then nok can still claim them
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Re: Allen John CRISP
« Reply #4 on: 05 October 2018 02:13:29 PM »

Thank you for the medal suggestion.
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