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Family History of a Seafaring Grandfather

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:26 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

William had a long record of service in several parts of the navy. He was originally in the Merchant Navy 1928-35, he was called up to the Royal Navy 1941-46, then finally served in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve 1946-67. William recorded his life and wartime experiences in a diary, which was subsequently reproduced by the family. After the war William was mentioned in dispatches for his seamanship in the Gulf of Aden in 1946.

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Book of The Life of William Lavell McNaughton; Postcard from a possible evacueee

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William Lavell McNaughton

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Philippa Constable

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Grandfather

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Shared at The Lee Parish Hall, Buckinghamshire on 19 February 2023.

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90515 | LEE005

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