Cyril Bannister?

20 June 2011 cyril bannister

dear macden my grandaddad served in the second world war as acting able seaman his mother was sent a missing in action presumed drowned but after staying in the navy beyond duty until 46 he came home with some serious
injuries but was alive his mother became ill when he knocked on the door he was alive but he never told us this his navy number was p/jx.314763 can you help in our quest to get him recognisedin the war he was on  1942 dems clyde 1942  ss mannar  43   dems haifa  43  ss binfield  43  ss helikon  44  dems calcutta / bombay 44 ss samsun  44 dems hull  44 ss foffebank  45 ss parima 45 dems liverpool  45/46  hms victory occupation bakers
labourer he also was told off for cleaning the brass on the guns ?

can you help


See this URL: "Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (D.E.M.S)" For details of DEMS Gunners.

For records of officers and ratings who saw service from 1939 (including 'Hostilities Only' service in the Second World War and Korea), write to

Directorate of Naval Pay and Pensions,
NPP(Acs)1E Centurion Building,
Grange Road,
PO13 9XA
(subsequently referred to as DNPP Gosport).
Tel. 023 9270 2174
Fax.023 9270 2211

I suggest you contact the above address for any details about Cyril's DEMS service in WW2.


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