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Alfred Harry Parfett

Postby meekhcs » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:15 pm

I am attaching the naval record for the above and then a cropped version of part of it. I wonder if there is anyone on here who can decipher the wording in the cropped part, and tell me what it means please.

To give a brief history Alfred served in the militia from 25 March 1897-14 April 1898 7th Btn Rifle brigade no. 5272.
He then entered the Navy details of his service attached.
During WW1 he served in the Hampshire Regt no. 21394 and the Labour Corps no. 568371

Many Thanks Sally
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Re: Alfred Harry Parfett

Postby meekhcs » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:16 pm

Sorry I didn't crop the record very well. It's the right hand part starting "gods H L" that I need help with please.

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Re: Alfred Harry Parfett

Postby brunes08 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:44 pm

I do not think it is gods. If you look at the way the letter g is written elsewhere, it is formed with a looped tail. I think it might be 9 ods. I also think it is possible the last line says Grosvenor but not 100% sure.
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Re: Alfred Harry Parfett

Postby meekhcs » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:59 pm

Brunes08

Yes it could be 9 and I did think it may be Grosvenor, but none of it makes sense to me. Maybe a naval expert will see the post

thanks for your input Sally
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Alfred Harry Parfett

Postby brunes08 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:01 pm

I've had a rummage around on Royal Naval sites and think I may have come up with an answer -I hope. The 9ods HL, could well be an abbreviation for 90 days Hard Labour - for quitting the boat - which I presume is the equivalent of the Army's AWOL. Above it looks as though he has already been in the cells, so this might be the answer. Still trying to unravel the rest.
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Re: Alfred Harry Parfett

Postby meekhcs » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:31 pm

Thanks Brunes08 that could be correct.At the bottom of the full record there is a comment of a dispute concerning length of service.
I wondered if M.O.P.S.E.R perhaps the op ser stood for operational services.
I have tried googling this but no results except for images of a pug dog!!
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Alfred Harry Parfett

Postby brunes08 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:14 pm

I keep getting pug dogs too! I can't quite see the connection with what I input to google. I've just had another look at the bottom of the page. I think it says that he was discharged after there was a misapprehension about the end of the 90 days HL.
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Re: Alfred Harry Parfett

Postby meekhcs » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:21 pm

Brunes08
Yes I think he was possibly discharged in error before his time was up. His conduct is given as good or v good which seems at odds with the time spent in the cells. The log for the Pylades is at TNA it might tell me something. I am going to put it on my to do list for a visit down there when I get the chance.
Thanks for all your help.
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Re: Alfred Harry Parfett

Postby peter kent » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:40 am

I also think it is possible the last line says Grosvenor but not 100% sure.


It says Grosvenor Gdns. The War Office had a site in Grosvenor Gardens.
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Re: Alfred Harry Parfett

Postby meekhcs » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:54 am

Peter Thank you very much for your input, another piece in the puzzle.

So the sticking point now is the line "Trace(?) to M.O.P.S.E.R." and what the number 32252 refers to.

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