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  1. Adam McGregor

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    Hello,

    On ForcesWarRecords I can see Thomas Salter, 1942, fireman and Merchant Navy. My great-grandad was a fireman as well as being part of the Home Guard during WW2. Can anyone see anymore to determine if this person is my Thomas? He was living in Calne and born in 1909.

    I’d appreciate any help!

    Adam
     
  2. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    I can see on uboat.net a Thomas Salter born 1902 died 7 Dec 1942. Merchant Navy R21177
    Ship...Ceramic
    Type...Steam passenger ship
    Rank/Role...Fireman
    Attacked on 7 Dec 1942
    Boat...U-515
    He was born in Greenoak
    Is this him?
     
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    Nope, definitely not. I knew he was a fireman so I was suspicious of any navy connection. Thanks for clearing that up!
     
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    This is merchant navy though....not royal and a passenger ship.
    Just to clear it up...was your grandfather a fireman in the Merchant Navy, Royal Navy or civilian fire brigade?
     
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