QSA (0) (Sub. Lt. H. S. Bland, H.M.S. Beagle.) large impressed naming,
Horatio Skene Bland was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on 7 April 1880, the son of Captain Horation Bland, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and was educated at HMS Britannia. He was appointed Midshipman on 15 November 1896, and was commissioned Sub-Lieutenant on 15 May 1900. He served in HMS Beagle during the Boer War, and was drowned in the act of landing at Seal Island, Mossel Bay, Cape Colony, on 29 September 1901. He is buried in Mossel Bay Cemetery, South Africa.