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James Sansom cpl RMLI killed Singapore 17/04/1888

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Mary Report 14 Jan 2013 13:21

I was wondering how I can find out more information on the death of my g-grandfather James Sansom. He was serving aboard H.M.S Orion and he was killed by persons unknown. His record has D.D. on it which I have been told means discharged dead. His family ended up in the workhouse. Would there be more information on his death anywhere? Grateful for any help.
Is there anywhere to view the ships log?


Gins Report 14 Jan 2013 13:40

1881 England Census
about James Sansone
Name: James Sansone
[James Sansom]
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Gender: Male
Where born: Exeter, Devon, England

Civil parish: Vessels
County/Island: Royal Navy
Country: England

Street Address: "Firebrand"

Occupation: Corporal R M

Registration district: Royal Navy
Sub-registration district: Royal Navy
ED, institution, or vessel: Firebraud
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 5633
Folio: 71
Page Number: 3


Gins Report 14 Jan 2013 13:41

You could have a look here


Mary Report 14 Jan 2013 14:42

Thanks Gins, will have a look.


George_of_Westbury Report 14 Jan 2013 15:19

Not sure if this is you that posted this, but there seems to be two people asking the same question on this site.


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AnnCardiff Report 14 Jan 2013 16:11

Victorian Wars Forum • View topic - Jame SANSOM, d1888 HMS ...
My great grandfather Jame Sansom was killed on board HMS Orion 1888 while the ship was in Singapore. ... of James Sansom R.M , killed in Singapore on 17th ... - Cached

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& he died in 1888 HMS Orion singapore ... James sansom married to a Elizabeth Godley 1881 he islisted as on Hms Firebrand killed 1888 on Hms Orion 1888,536594.msg... - Cached