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GUEST,Beachcomber BS: The RNVR who were they ? (14) BS: The RNVR who were they ? 29 Oct 12

I discovered quite recently that an uncle of whom I knew very little, had been in the RNVR during WW1.
Prior to that he had joined a ship called the "Hindustan" as an Apprentice C. 1913. Going on the V of the initials in this branch of the British services, can I assume that he would have to have volunteered ? What changes would being enlisted in the RNVR have made to him at that time ? Would he have had to transfer to a Naval Vessel ? Generally speaking, who were in the RNVR in 1914 ?

My uncle contracted TB in later years and died in 1929, at home in Ireland.
My people spoke little of him and I believe now that this was because he had been in the British Forces. He was the oldest of the family and the first to die. It must have been difficult in every way.

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