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Sub-Lieutenant Horatio Skene Bland - H.M.S. Beagle 1 year 11 months ago #58547

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Sub-Lieutenant Horatio Skene Bland, of H.M.S. "Beagle", was drowned in the act of landing at Seal Island, Mossel Bay, Cape Colony, Sept. 29th, 1901. He was the eldest son of the late Captain Horatio Bland, formerly of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, of Caunton Manor, Newark, Notts; was 21 years of age, and educated at Stubbington School, Fareham, Hants. Passing into the "Britannia," in July, 1894, he was promoted midshipman Nov. 1896, and sub-Lieutenant May, 1900. He is buried in Mossel Bay cemetery.
Source: Mildred G. Dooner, p30-31

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Sub-Lieutenant Horatio Skene Bland - H.M.S. Beagle 1 year 11 months ago #58555

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Many thanks, Elmarie.

That is a wonderful headstone.
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Sub-Lieutenant Horatio Skene Bland - H.M.S. Beagle 3 weeks 1 day ago #68351

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During my research on the officers who had died during the ABW, I found this photo on the Imperial War Museum's Website today.

St Andrew's Church
Main Street
Caunton
Newark and Sherwood
Nottinghamshire
NG23 6AA
England

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Sub-Lieutenant Horatio Skene Bland - H.M.S. Beagle 3 weeks 22 hours ago #68354

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Interesting, Dooner states he is buried in Mossel Bay.

Is this an empty plot or was his body repatriated?
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Sub-Lieutenant Horatio Skene Bland - H.M.S. Beagle 3 weeks 10 hours ago #68360

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One of my colleagues visited his grave in Mossel Bay. I assume one is a replica of the other one set up.
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