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francis fraser
07-10-2006, 8:25 PM
hello all,
wonder if anyone can help me looking for my grandad who was in the royal navy but all i have is arthur john herbert langley served in both wars and something of the side of a campaign medal which reads" ss.125298(po.b.15148)a.j.h.langley.sto.1rfr but can't make head nor tail of it so if anyone can help let me no.

07-10-2006, 10:00 PM
ss.125298 is his service number
The 'sto' bit I belive refers to a stoker.

Best place to begin is to pay to view his service record. This can be downloaded from TNA's web-site Documentsonline
Click on 'Search now' under Royal Navy Seamen
Enter 'Arthur' as a first name, and 'langley' as a surname and he's third in the list. It'll cost you 3.50Pds to view the record.
The index shows him born 16 Jan 1901 at Tooting. The full record will give his service up to 1927.


francis fraser
09-10-2006, 10:27 PM
thanks geoffers,
just a quick note to thankyou for you advice it worked well got his records all ive got to do is find his medal roll once again thankyou.