May 2018 Discounted Book of the Month - My Ancestor was a Royal Marine
In addition to providing a detailed history of the Royal Marines, this title contains much information on how to research your Royal Marine ancestor. The author, Ken Divall, is a former regular solider in the Royal Engineers. He explores a variety of resources, including records at The National Archives, The National Maritime Museum, The Imperial War Museum and The British Newspaper Library. He writes with eruiditon and enthusiasm for his subject, crafting a book of reference that covers everything from war medals, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and online records.
"I wish I had had access to a book such as this when I was writing my history of the Royal Marines." - Maj General Julian Thompson
The usual cost of My Ancestor was a Royal Marine is £6.95 and is currently available to SoG members at the discounted price of £5.63 (£6.26 to non-members). A £2.00 postal charge applies. This book plus the full range of titles published by the Society is available from our bookshop through our website or by telephone: 020 7251 8799. Offer valid through 31 May.