Daniel Taylor (né Ferguson)
Apologies for missing deadline. Daniel, my grandfather, was involved in the Formidable disaster as a 16 year old apprentice on Brixham Fishing Smack, Provident BM 291 - saving 72 sailors from the warship which was sunk in the English Channel on 1st January 1915 by a German submarine. He was later in the Royal Naval Reserve (Trawler Section) for two years from 1916 till the end of the war after the fishing boat was sunk, also by the crew of a submarine who ordered them off before scuppering it. I would love to put him on the site along with his half brother Signaller John Miller 249394 whose record I have been updating today.
Please can you provide the name under which he served, and his number in the RNR. If you know his date of birth and place of birth, that would be useful too. I believe he could be one of the people on this link http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_aq=Daniel%20Taylor&_cr=BT%20377&_dss=range&_ro=any&_st=adv
Rosemary Lim commented
The Royal Naval Reserve Medal Rolls are free to download from the National Archives ADM 171/120 http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_p=1900&_q=ADM+171%2F120
Please provide the documentary evidence from this source so that we can create a page for Daniel.
I though the site was for people who had died in the war, hence not thinking of adding Daniel.
Incidentally Great Uncle John Miller 249394 appears on a wartime record with the incorrect number 249304 - adding to the difficulties of finding him with such a common name (and the fact he had 2 stepfathers who name he could have taken)