Maurice Monin [known as Bub] served on the Shropshire during the second World War
May 12, 2009
My father Maurice Monin [known as Bub] served on the Shropshire during the second World War. He was at sea all his life as a professional Fisherman like his Grandfather. His own father was a navy man all his career serving in two World Wars retiring as a CPO Stoker, a time also on the Shropshire I believe. My mother who is still alive has many photo’s with captions of wartime sinking’s etc. As my father did not speak hardly at all of his time enlisted I read with great interest when I see Shropshire links such as yours like when I was researching Siebe Gorman type diving helmets.
Is there any ship’s personal record site available for viewing online?
I have a Shropshire book called Porthole, so named after our WW2 call sign.
In it is a list of all who served in her in WW2.
Your father is listed as : Able Seaman Monin M, his father is not listed.
Here is your Dad's WW2 Certificate of Service:
If you give me his Father's initials I should be able to find his Certificate.