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THOMAS CYRIL NEWEY
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ROYAL NAVY
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A2643022
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17 May 2004

I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT ABOUT MY HUSBANDS DAD. HE JOINED THE NAVY 13 JULY 1943 AT HMS BRISTOL. HE WAS RANKED ORDINARY SEAMAN/ ABLE SEAMAN OF A BOOM DEFENCE VESSEL. HIS SERVICE NUMBER WAS JX 604869. WE KNOW THAT HE WAS BASED AT ROSYTH IN SCOTLAND. WE DON'T KNOW HOW HE GOT TO HMS ST ANGELOS OR HMS ROOKE AND WE DON'T NOW WHER HMS BRISTOL WAS BASED. WE KNOW THAT HE SERVICE ON A SHIP CALLED HMS BARFORD WHICH WE THINK IT SAW SERVICE IN MALTA. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT SAILOR WAS KILLED ACCIDENTLY WHILE CLEANING THE A A GUN IN 1943. WE KNOW OF ANOTHER SAILOR THAT SERVICE ON THE SAME SHIP HIS NAME WAS JOHNNY BURNS. BETWEEN JULY 1944 AND NOVEMBER 1946 WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT HIS SERVICE RECORD. WE KNOW THAT HIS SKIPPER WAS ROUSE. FROM 1944 HMS ST ANGELO UNTIL HE LEFT THE NAVY IN 1946 WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE PACIFFIC WAR AND WHAT SHIPS HE WAS ON AND WHAT HE DID OUT THERE. THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE WILL NOT GIVE US ANY INFORMATION ABOUT HIS SERVICE IN THE NAVY. HIS FULL NAME WAS THOMAS CYRIL NEWEY AND HE CAME FROM WALSALL. I WOULD BE GRERATFUL IF ANYONE COULD HELP US FIND ANYTHING ABOUT HIM.

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Posted on: 25 May 2004 by James_Harvey - WW2 Site Helper

Message 1 HMS Barford
Posted 6 Days Ago by Researcher 235658

Hi, Some information to start you off.HMS Barford was a Boom Defence Vessel (Bar Class ) There were 71 of her class. She had a displacement of 730 tones and an armament of 1 x 3 inch Anti Aircraft Gun. Max speed 12 knots. Her penant number was Z209 and she was launched on 21st October 1941.

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Posted 3 Days Ago by James_Harvey - WW2 Researcher

Hi My Grandfather served on HMS Barmill the sister ship to HMS barford. Did your father in law receive the Pacific star or the burma star as the operations were divided, so i will be able to tell you more when i know.

Was HMS Barford written in brackets on the certificate of service sheets as most Boom defence vessels were attached to a shore establishment when they were serving overseas.

I hope this helps

James

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