HMS President III

Edwin John Yearsley d. 1942

Able Seaman Edwin John Yearsley (P/JX 268143). HMS President III, Royal Navy. Died 11th July 1942, aged 32. Son of Harry and Flora Yearsley, of Southampton; husband of Rose Doris Yearsley, of Southampton. Commonwealth War Dead. Commonwealth War Dead. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 65, Column 2.

HMS President III

HMS President is a stone frigate, or shore establishment of the Royal Naval Reserve. A third accounting base, this time alternately based at Bristol, Windsor and London. It covered the accounts of the active services of the Royal Fleet Reserve, the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and the Royal Naval Reserve from 1916 onwards, also extending to covering demobilisation accounts from December 191 onwards. The Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship accounts were transferred to HMS Vivid on 1 October 1919. In August 1935, President III also took over the accounts of the Mobile Naval Defence Base Organisation.
It was re-established on 28 August 1939 in Bristol to train those allocated for service on the Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships. It was later transferred to locations across Windsor and London. By 31 May 1944 the command held over 30,500 accounts. The ledgers were closed after
the war on 1 July 1946, and the accounts covered by President III and Pembroke III were merged into President I.
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