Career papers of George L Dunbar, seafarer (1892-1947)
George Dunbar was born in 1892, son of a Alexander, a ship’s engineer. He went to sea as an apprentice in 1908 and then progressed through the office ranks with various shipping companies before joining Cunard and finishing his career on the Queen Mary. He served in both World Wars with the Royal Naval Reserve and died in 1947.
The collection comprises the career papers of George Dunbar, seafarer, including his service in the Merchant Navy and the Royal Naval Reserve. It includes a personal log from his time as an apprentice on the sailing vessel Gladova on a voyage from Chile to Germany in 1908, reports on the sinking of the Lady Somers during the Second World War and obituaries of his father, Alexander. See the attached catalogue for further details.