Looking for twin of Cyril Frank Timms who may have served in the Merchant Marines, WW2
April 18, 2010 Subject: RE:Merchant Navy Records
Hello, I have been trying to decipher my Grandfathers service record to find out more about him and whether his twin brother also served on merchant ships. My grandfather was raised in an orphanage in England along with his twin, the records of which were destroyed in a fire.They both went there separate ways my grandfather travelling the world on numerous merchant ships to land in Australia and meet his wife, and have a family, the records of which my grandmother has entrusted to me with along with his birth certificate and service history. We think his brother may have also served on merchant ships. So, finding anything that would link all of the pieces of this puzzle together, in finding out more about my grandfathers history and family origins, or any
I am afraid you have not given me any details about your Grandfather and his brother, no name, no D of B, no ship names, dates etc when he came to Australia.
Without such information I have nothing to work with.
Cyril Frank Timms
1. Cerficate of discharge No.A 31053
2. Certificate of discharge No. 49 ISSUED BY THE BOARD OF TRADE
Other ships he served on were the Katoora, M.V. Wortanna, Karroo and posssibly others.
My grandfatherls twin's details are not known except that I think his name is Colin.
Might be easier if I scan all the documents. Thanks for the reply. Once again any help would be much appreciated.