HMS DECOY

 

Launched at Pembroke Dockyard in 1871. Composite Gun-boat, screw, 430 tons.

 

Officers:

 

Commander: Arthur Herbert BOLDERO, married, aged 35 years, born Rattlesden Nr. Woolpit, Suffolk.

 

Surgeon: Nicholas Crawford ROSS, aged 35 years, born Castlecomer Kilkenny, Ireland.

 

Engineer: John Taylor COOMBS, married, aged 39 years, born Lambeth, London.

 

Other officers and men:

 

ANSON, Charles Eustace, Sub-Lieutenant, aged 21 years, born Sudbury, Derbyshire.

 

BARWICK, Henry, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, aged 38 years, born Lynton, Devon.

 

BELL, Thomas W., Able Seaman, aged 21 years, born Liverpool.

 

BLACKLER, William, Private, aged 26 years, born Stoke Damerel, Devonport.

 

BORG, Salvo, Ward Room Steward, aged 26 years, born Malta.

 

BRACHER, Arthur Charles, Able Seaman, aged 20 years, born Yeovil, Devon.

 

BROMLEY, William, Carpenter’s Mate, married, aged 29 years, born Devonport.

 

CASCHIA, Carmelo, married, aged 32 years, born Malta.

 

COBB, Thomas, Cabin Steward, aged 20 years, born Portsmouth.

 

CRUPER, Tom, Stoker, born Krooman, Africa.

 

CUCKSON, William, Able Seaman, aged 20 years, born Wolverhampton.

 

DAVIS, John H., Ward Room Cook, married, aged 32 years, born Epsom, Surrey.

 

DOIDGE, Henry, Stoker, married, aged 26 years, born Devonport.

 

DUMPHEY, Thomas, Gunner’s Mate, aged 41 years, born Abbeyside, Watsford, Ireland.

 

FERRELL, Alexander, Stoker, married, aged 20 years, born St. Helens, Jersey, Channel Islands.

 

GIBBS, George R., Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, married, aged 22 years, born Stonehouse, Devon.

 

GOLDING, Robert E., Ship’s Stewards Asst., aged 19 years, born Bridport, Dorset.

 

GOODMAN, William, Seaman.

 

HARRIS, Rice H., Assistant Paymaster, aged 29 years, born Birmingham.

 

HILL, Ernest A., Able Seaman, aged 19 years, born Stepney, London.

           

IVEY, Frederick, Able Seaman, aged 19 years, born Marylebone, London.

 

JONES, John, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, aged 23 years, born St.Peters, Carmarthen, Wales.

           

LAMBLE, Francis J., Able Seaman, aged 29 years, born Plymouth.

 

LEE, Edward, Sailmaker’s Crew, aged 21 years, born St. Lukes, Middlesex.

 

LEONARD, Cornelius, Able Seaman, aged 19 years, born Portsmouth.

 

McDOUGALL, Norman, Engine Room Artificer, aged 31 years, born Serist, Inverness, Scotland.

            

McGREGOR, Alexander, Boatswain, married, aged 37 years, born Glasgow.

 

McMARNES, Thomas, Able Seaman, aged 20 years, born Nottingham.

 

MATTHEWS, Arthur, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, aged 22 years, born Frome, Somerset.

 

MOON, Frederick J., Warrant Officer’s Cook, aged 20 years, born Devonport.

 

MOORE, William, Able Seaman, aged 21 years, born Manchester.

 

NEDFERN, Edward H., Ordinary Seaman, aged 21 years, born St. Mary’s, Derby.

 

OLIVER, Spencer Alwyne, Sub-Lieutenant, aged 21 years, born Kingston, Worthing, Sussex.

 

PALIN, Robert G., Signalman 2nd Class, aged 23 years, born Chester Wilmstow,

 

PEARSON, William, Boatswain’s Mate, married, aged 28 years, born Devonport.

 

PENWARN, Joseph, Asst. Sick Berth Attendant, aged 21 years, born Beryant, Cornwall.

 

PHYRICK, John W., Chief Engine Room Artificer, married, aged 34 years, born Portsea, Hampshire.

 

REILLY, Philip, Able Seaman, aged 22 years, born Cavan Lurgan, Ireland.

 

ROACH, Martin, Cook 2nd Class, aged 36 years, born Kilkenny, Ireland.

     

ROBINSON, John W., Ordinary Seaman, aged 20 years, born Lambeth, London.

 

ROGERS, Lawrence, Ward Room Lieutenant, aged 20 years, born Malta.

 

ROOKINS, James, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, aged 22 years, born Dulverton, Somerset.

           

SALTER, Robert J., Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, aged 23 years, born Dulverton, Somerset.

 

SAUNDERS, Edwin, Able Seaman, aged 23 years, born Exeter, Devon.

 

SEABOURNE, Richard T.G., Able Seaman, aged 21 years, born Mile End, London.

           

SKINNER, Thomas E., Quartermaster, married, aged 34 years, born Donegal, Ireland.

 

SMITH, John, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, aged 23 years, born Wellington, Somerset.

 

SNELLING, Henry, Ordinary Seaman, aged 27 years, born Norwich, Norfolk.

 

SPITARI, Francis, Stoker, married, aged 34 years, born Malta.

           

SPRY, William Brimacombe, 2nd Captain Forecastle, aged 30 years, born Plympton, Devon.

 

TAYLOR, William, Able Seaman, aged 19 years, born St. Giles, Berkshire.

 

TOLL, John, Leading Seaman, aged 26 years, born St. Germains, Cornwall.

           

TRAYNOR, Augustine, Able Seaman, aged 21 years, born Tichfield, Stafford.

           

WARREN, John T., Leading Seaman, married, aged 30 yeas, born Devonport.

 

WESTLAKE, Arthur C., Stoker, married, aged 28 years, born London.

 

WHITEMORE, George, Corporal, Royal Marines Light Infantry, married, aged 33 years, born Wincanton, Somerset.

 

WILKINS, George, Stoker, aged 27 years, born Swansea.

 

WILLIAMS, Thomas A., Able Seaman, aged 20 years, born Dublin, Ireland.

 

WINDEBANK, John, Stoker, aged 20 years, born Plymouth.

 

WITTS, Henry, Able Seaman, aged 20 years, born Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

 

WOODHOUSE, Robert, Leading Stoker, married, aged 35 years, born Exeter, Devon.

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