My great-grandfather (1871-1937) was born in England, and immigrated to Canada's West Coast in about 1895. He was a master mariner on the West Coast and our family history claims that when war was declared in 1914, he returned to England to join the Royal Navy.
This is the only picture I have of him. Can anyone tell me if the uniform he's wearing is that of the Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, or merchant marine?
Many thanks in advance!