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Re: RN Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #885 on: July 22, 2014, 09:54:23 pm »
HMS Swiftsure, 3 June 1916
8.30pm: Received news of the death of PO J Handsley of this ship at RN Hospital

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM%2053-62035/ADM%2053-62035-003_1.jpg

Petty Officer Jesse Handsley, age 39, service number 164549 died of illness and was buried in Grave E3317, Gibraltar North Front Cemetery. He was the son of Mr J and Mrs E Handsley.

RIP Jesse Handsley

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Re: RN Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #886 on: August 02, 2014, 04:25:46 pm »
H.M.S. Ambrose:

Departed this life at 1230 at the RN Sick Quarters, Wei Hai Wei, Joseph Cookson, Official No. J.62848, Able Seaman. Place of abode 45 Aspen Grove, Lodge Lane, Liverpool. Age 19 7/12 Cause of Death. Fall from ladder in HMS Ambrose on Friday 16 July 1920 thereby sustaining multiple internal injuries. Interred at the Cemetery, Wei Hai Wei Monday July 19 1920.

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From CWGC:

Joseph Cookson was son of William and Annie Cookson of 45 Aspen Grove Liverpool. He was born in Birkenhead.

Rest In Peace Joseph Cookson

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Re: RN Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #887 on: August 04, 2014, 12:17:21 am »
August the 4th. And so it begins...

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Re: RN Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #888 on: September 07, 2014, 02:23:44 am »
HMS HOOD  5 February 1924  (date fixed in Edit)

Walter Francis Benger
Able Seaman, J 17941, Royal Navy

Additional Information: Walter was born in Portland, Dorset on 02 March 1897. He died, following an illness, on 05 February 1924 while at Port Swettenham during "World Cruise." He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

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Re: RN Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #889 on: September 07, 2014, 12:46:26 pm »
Typo somewhere Dean. Was it 1923 or 1924 that Walter died.
May he rest in peace.

MY typo! He died in 1924. I had corrected a couple 'issues' in my Edit at the end of 1923 and I guess I still had the date in my mind. All these dates get confusing. (And then you sign a cheque with the 19... date on it and the banks look at you funny! :P)

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Re: RN Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #890 on: September 07, 2014, 01:11:08 pm »
Perfect chance to advertise OW! ;D

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« Reply #891 on: September 08, 2014, 01:04:26 pm »
Perfect chance to advertise OW! ;D

I tend to advertise us OFTEN!!  ;D

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« Reply #892 on: September 08, 2014, 03:13:27 pm »
Fortunately  the only paper checks I write these days are to friends - checks written for 1884 are also questionable.  :)

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Re: RN Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #893 on: September 16, 2014, 06:32:43 pm »
A marine who died and was buried in Bombay at the beginning of the war:

Private Frederick Valentine Ward, CH/16161 RMLI died on 17 Sept 1914. He was the son of Mrs EE Thrawer, Hazel Dell Bungalow, Creeting St Mary, Suffolk and is commemorated on Face A of the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial

A funeral party from his ship, HMS Swiftsure, landed on 18 Sept.

RIP Private Ward.

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Re: RN Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #894 on: October 21, 2014, 05:54:36 pm »
A very bad day on HMS Attack - two men fell overboard within a couple of hours.

5.05pm: Wm P Hinchcliff O.S. fell overboard. Course & speed as requisite for search. Man lost two cork lifebuoys lost overboard.
7.15pm: Patrick Sharpe A.B. reported probably missing. Course & speed as requisite for search.
7.40pm: Search given up. Man missing.

William Percy Hinchcliff was 25, the son of Sam and Arabella Hinchcliff of Calverley, Leeds.  He's commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Patrick Sharpe was 36, the son of Dan and Bridget Sharpe of Dunmore, Co Donegal, and husband of Kate Cummins of Ballybrooney, Co Mayo.  He's commemorated on the same Memorial.
I guess this means their bodies were never found.

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May they both rest in peace.
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Re: RN Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #895 on: November 08, 2014, 08:55:52 pm »
HMS Orama

January 3, 1917
6.10am: Stop and committed the body of James Parker RMLI to the sea with the usual rites Lat 1 50S, Long 28 13W.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-53475/ADM%2053-53475-004_1.jpg

James Parker died as the result of an accident the previous day.
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Re: RN Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #896 on: November 19, 2014, 02:59:15 pm »
HMS Hood - 26 March 1924

Alfred D. Punshon - Commissioned Signal Bosun.

From:  http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_others.htm

ALFRED D. PUNSHON
Signal Boatswain, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died in a Melbourne, Australia hospital on 25 March 1924 from a heart attack suffered during the "World Cruise." He was 46 years old at the time of his loss. He is buried at the Melbourne General Cemetery, in the Independent Section ?B?, grave 521.

R.I.P. Mr. Punshon

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Re: RN Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #897 on: November 23, 2014, 03:32:12 pm »
From HMS Topaze at Aden 14th July 1917 - https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-63309/0009_0.jpg

3.00pm: Funeral party left ship, to pay tribute to late Petty Officer Lee.

From NavalHistory.net ? Edward B. Lee died on 13th July of illness.

From CWGC he was aged 33 and the son of Sarah Ann Lee, of 4, Festing Grove, Southsea, and the late William Edward Lee.

Rest in Peace Edward Lee

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Re: RN Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #898 on: November 23, 2014, 05:20:18 pm »
20 December 1913

H.M.S. Bristol

8.0 pm: Landed fire engine to attend fire in H.M. Dockyard.

A large fire broke out at Semaphore Tower. More than 1000 men from different fire stations and ships worked to control the fire.
Two men died:

Chief Yeoman of Signals Samuel Peck and Signalman Alfred Steward.

There was one survivor:

Signalman Edward Hayes.

Rest in Peace Samuel Peck and Alfred Steward.

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/nostalgia/a-thousand-men-fought-portsmouth-dockyard-blaze-1-6034599
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Re: RN Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #899 on: November 23, 2014, 06:35:16 pm »
I just read the article - how Samuel Peck left a wife and 4 year old son, and how Alfred Steward had swapped to this shift at Christmas so that he could go to his sister's wedding in late January.  :'(