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EXALL, EXCELL and EXELL Surnames
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In the course of researching an EXALL known to have served on the destroyer HMS Vesper during the 1920s we examined the Registers of Seamen's Services held at The National Archives, Kew.

  • ADM 188 contains two indexes covering admissions to the Royal Navy between 1892 and 1923. We list below all those entering with the surnames EXALL, EXCELL and EXELL. No other variants were found.

  • Service numbers were assigned to show the branch of the service being entered. This was achieved by allocating groups of numbers (1894 - 1907) or with differing alphabetic prefixes (1908 - 1923) as shown in the table below.

1894 - 1907 1908 - 1923 Branch
178001 - 140500 J1 - J110000 Seamen & Communications ratings
268001 - 273000 M1 - M38000 Engine Room Artificers
276001 - 313000 K1 - K63500 Stoker ratings
340001 - 348000 M1 - M38000 Artisans and Miscellaneous
350001 - 352000 M1 - M38000 Sick Berth Staff and Ship's Police
353001 - 366450 L1 - L15000 Officers' Stewards, Officers' Cooks and Boy Servants

ADM 188 1138
Index of sailors joining the Royal Navy 1892 - 1912
Folio Cname Sname Number YoB Entry Place of Birth
F135 Albert Ernest Exell 340179 1872 1894 Portsmouth
F136 Samuel Exall 199904 1882 1898 Southwark
F136 Lionel Thomas Excell 211403 1885 1900 Hastings, SSX
F137 Arthur Henry Exall 302156 1883 1902 Woolwich, KEN
F139 Frank Excell M498 1893 1908 Putney
F140 Frank Charles Excell K5505 1889 1910 Staplehurst, KEN
F140 William Exell J10962 1895 1911 N Dursley, GLS
F141 Charles William Exall K13827 1892 1912 Worcester
F141 Joseph Claude Exell M4984 1891 1912 Yeovil

ADM 188 1161
Index of sailors joining the Royal Navy 1913 - 1923
Folio Cname Sname Number YoB Entry Place of Birth
F154 Augustine Exall K22303 1895 1895 Cork
F155 James Exell J40849 1899 1915 Reading
F155 Stephen Henry Excell M13718 1885 1915 ---
F155 Harry Exell M13963 1867 1916 ---
F155 Albert Edward Exell J61090 1900 1916 Thornbury,GLS
F156 Henry Warter Exall J65994 1901 1917 Kensington
F157 Jack Excell J76052 1900 1917 Leatherhead
F157 Leonard Excell F47456 1899 1918 Gravesend
F158 James Exell K56378 1899 1919 Reading
F158 Henry James Exall J107420 1906 1923 Perth, Perthshire
F158 James Edward Excell J109173 1907 1923 Rochester, KEN