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.
QSA (0) (A. J. Benham, Lg. Sto. 1Cl., HMS Beagle.);
1914-15 Star (149822, A. J. Benham, S.P.O., R.N.);
BWM 1914-20 (149822 A. J. Benham. S.P.O. R.M. [sic]);
Victory Medal 1914-19 (149822 A. J. Benham. S.P.O. R.N.)
Arthur James Benham was born in Petersfield, Hampshire, on 20 April 1870 and joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker Second Class on 27 June 1889. Advanced Leading Stoker First Class on 1 April 1901, he served in HMS Beagle from 21 May 1901 to 30 July 1904, and was advanced Stoker Petty Officer on 1 July 1906.
Shore pensioned on 23 June 1911, he joined the Royal Fleet Reserve the following day, but was recalled for War service, and served during the Great War in a variety of ships and shore based establishments.
He was finally released on 19 March 1919.
He did not qualify for a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.