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Shipwrights death

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Re: Shipwrights death

Posted: 2 Aug 2011 9:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Assuming you have not yet found what you want, your best clue may lie in the HMS Cossack. That would indicate that he was employed by the Royal Dockyard in Portsmouth. Dockyard emoployees (perhaps not all, I am not sure on that point) were government employees, civil servants rated as naval as I understand it. This meant that they could be sent to Royal Naval stations throughout the Empire, Trincomaleee (Ceylon/Sri Lanka), Simonstown (South Africa), Hong Kong, Malta and so on - so he could have been sent abroad and died there. If you google Royal Dockyard Portsmouth Archives you will find several references which might be useful. Hope this helps.
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shorts100 6 Apr 2010 4:02PM GMT 
JasminLeuthol... 13 Apr 2011 11:38AM GMT 
shorts100 27 Apr 2011 12:25AM GMT 
halpark 2 Aug 2011 3:04PM GMT 
shorts100 26 Dec 2011 11:56PM GMT 
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