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Help needed with a Greenwich Hospital Pension Record
Posted by Chris on 12/11/2016, 11:47 am
Anyone had experience of using Greenwich Hospital Pension records held at TNA. Thanks to the new records released on Findmypast today I have found my elusive John McDonald in WO23/24 Register of Greenwich Hospital Pensions dated 1st January 1870 where his age is given as 29 and states that he had received a previous pension. The register gives a Greenwich Hospital Pension number and a Naval Pension Number so how do I equate these numbers to find more information or his Naval Service Number. I have many Naval Service Records for people named John MacDonald/McDonald born 1839-1843 but as I have no idea where my John was born have never been able to identify if any of these are for him. He married in Plymouth in 1864 and on the entry is given as Seaman RN and father as Archer McDonald a Soldier, he died in Plymouth from TB in Feb 1870 with age given 29 and was a Greenwich Pensioner on death cert, buried at Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth in Feb 1870 with an age of 27.