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The Boys of HMS Boadicea
(1878 – 1882)

by Tom Hyde

    The 34 “Boys” that were appointed to HMS Boadicea after she was commissioned in April 1878 were a combination of those assigned as members of the ship’s crew and a few super-numeraries destined for assignment to other ships in the “Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Squadron.”  The majority of these “Boys” were from HMS St. Vincent, the Training Ship for Boys at Portsmouth, with a few from HM Ships Implacable and Impregnable, the Training Ships for Boys at Devonport.   “Boadicea” was delayed at Simon’s Bay where two of the “Boys” were stricken with smallpox, and had to be placed aboard HMS Flora which was converted to a hospital ship.  The “Boadicea” was ordered to sail to Saldanha Bay to fumigate the ship and place the crew ashore in quarantine until the disease was eliminated.  Three days prior to departing for Saldanha a “Boy” was killed when he fell from aloft and fractured his skull.  In early March 1879, after having completed her quarantine, “Boadicea” arrived at Durban and landed a contingent to the Naval Brigade already ashore.  Included among those landed were 11 Boys, 10 of which were age 17 and 1 who was 16 ½ years of age.  All of these “Boys” received the South Africa Medal with the “1879” clasp.  Only one of the “Boys” was injured in combat, at the Battle of Gingindlovo on 2 April, being wounded by gunshot to the thigh, for which he was invalided home.   Two of “Boadicea’s other “Boys” were seconded to HMS Forester in late April, and one more in late July 1879.  For service aboard the “Forester” all three received the South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp; and their names appear on the medal roll for HMS Forester.  
    25 additional “Boys” from HMS Implacable, the Training Ship for Boys at Devonport were appointed to HMS Boadicea on 2 May 1879, and sailed for South Africa aboard HMS Orontes, arriving at Durban on 3 June 1879.  These 25, and all the other “Boys” from the original crew who remained aboard “Boadicea,” received the South Africa Medal without the clasp.    
    In 1880 another 8 “Boys” were taken aboard “Boadicea” from HM ships Humber, Tyne and St. Vincent.  A second Naval Brigade from “Boadicea” was landed in 1881 for the First Boer War.   Those “Boys” who had served during the Zulu War were now Ordinary Seaman and Able Seaman while those who arrived in 1880 were Boys 1st Class.   A total of 26 former and current “Boys” of “Boadicea” served ashore with the Naval Brigade, and 4 of these were killed in action, and another 24 served aboard the ship during the First Boer War.

Those who were part of original crew that was aboard when the ship sailed from England on 26 November 1878

Part of crew that did not survive the voyage to Durban
#96141 Boy 1st Class Isaac Hill
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 13 November 1878 from HMS Duke of Wellington.   On February 1879 he died at Simon’s Bay after falling from aloft on 18 February 1879, and saw no service the in Zulu War.

Part of ship’s contingent to the Naval Brigade in the Zulu War
#97885 Boy 1st Class Harry George Morley Beddell
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent (Training Ship for Boys at Portsmouth.)  During the Zulu War he served ashore.  South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in First Boer War, where he was killed in action.  
#97923 Boy 1st Class Richard Cleave
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served ashore.  South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.  As an Able Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.
#97903 Boy 1st Class Thomas Henry Coles (J. H. on Medal Roll)
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served ashore.  South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.
#97958 Boy 1st Class Arthur Henry Croucher
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 10 May 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served ashore. South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.    As an Able Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.
#97948 Boy 1st Class William Robert Fry
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 10 May 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served ashore.  South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.
#97928 Boy 1st Class Thomas Harris
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served ashore.  South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.  On 29 May 1880 he transferred to HMS Firefly as an Ordinary Seaman.  He was discharged to Winchester Prison 7 October 1882 for 2 years, and dismissed from Her Majesty’s service at the end of his sentence.
#102062 Bugler Boy John Hinchley
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 29 November 1878 from HMS Implacable (Training Ship for Boys at Devonport.)  During the Zulu War he served ashore where he was wounded at Gingindlovo on 4 April 1879 and sent back to England aboard S.S. Russia as invalided on 17 May 1879. South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.
#97917 Boy 1st Class Charles Albert Payne
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served ashore. South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.  As an Able Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.
#96659 Boy 1st Class Edward Pocknell
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 13 November 1878 from HMS Impregnable (Training Ship for Boys at Devonport.) During the Zulu War he served ashore.  South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.  On 20 April 1880 he was an Ordinary Seaman sentenced to 6 months imprisonment, and discharged as “objectionable” at the end of his sentence.
#98294 Boy 1st Class Robert Riley
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served ashore.  South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.
#97018 Boy 1st Class John Sampson
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served ashore.  South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.

Part of crew seconded from HMS Boadicea to HMS Forester during the Zulu War
#99526 Signal Boy Augustus Cooper
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 22 April 1878 from HMS Boscawen.  On 25 May 1879 he was seconded to HMS Forester.  South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.  As a Signalman 3rd Class he deserted from HMS Boadicea at Simon’s Bay 7 May 1880.
#97889 Boy 1st Class Francis Isaac William Hines
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  On 25 July 1879 he was seconded to HMS Forester.  South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.  
#102264 Signal Boy James Lewis Sewell
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 19 November 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  On 25 July 1879 he was seconded to HMS Forester.   South Africa Medal with “1879” clasp.  As a Signalman 2nd Class in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.

Part of crew that remained aboard the ship during the Zulu War
#99387 Boy 1st Class Albert Bignell
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 10 May 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.
#99285 Boy 1st Class Frederick Clark
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 10 May 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.
#94702 Boy 1st Class John Davis
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.  3 January 1882 dismissed from the service as “objectionable.”
#103330 Ship's Steward's Boy Harry Samuel Duesbury
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 18 April 1878 from HMS Duke of Wellington.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As a Ship’s Steward Assistant in 1881 he served aboard ship during the First Boer War.
#97956 Boy 1st Class Thomas Elliott
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 10 May 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he was transferred to HMS Firefly on 29 May 1880)
#97890 Boy 1st Class Gilbert Green
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman in 1881 he served aboard ship in the First Boer War.
#96696 Boy 1st Class Joseph Langford (aka Edward Joseph)
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 13 November 1878 from HMS Duke of Wellington.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.
#97055 Boy 1st Class John Thomas Lefevre
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Able Seaman he served with Naval Brigade in First Boer War.
#97481 Boy 1st Class Harry Lush
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served with Naval Brigade in First Boer War.
#97926 Boy 1st Class William Mould
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman in 1881 he served aboard ship in the First Boer War.
#97886 Boy 1st Class Alfred Newbery (Newbury on Medal Roll)
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  He became a Small pox victim and was put on sick list on 9 February 1879, at Simon's Bay and transferred to HMS Flora the same day, and afterwards recovered.   During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War.
#97925 Boy 1st Class William Passingham
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  He became a Small pox victim and was put on sick list on 8 February 1879, at Simon's Bay and transferred to HMS Flora the following day, and afterwards recovered.   During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Able Seaman in 1881 he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War where he was killed in action.
#97957 Boy 1st Class Andrew Phillips
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 10 May 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served with Naval Brigade in First Boer War where he was wounded.
#99349 Boy 1st Class David Rees
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 3 September 1878 from HMS Duke of Wellington.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served with Naval Brigade in First Boer War.
#96517 Boy 1st Class James Reid
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 13 November 1878 from HMS Duke of Wellington.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he was transferred to HMS Swallow on 22 September 1879.
#101936 Bugler Boy Charles Leonard Wadling
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 29 November 1878 from HMS Impregnable.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served with Naval Brigade in First Boer War.
#97897 Boy 1st Class Samuel Warren
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 30 April 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served with Naval Brigade in First Boer War.
#98366 Boy 1st Class Andrew Whitton
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 10 May 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served with Naval Brigade in First Boer War.
#99287 Boy 1st Class Sidney Wise
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 10 May 1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Able Seaman he served with Naval Brigade in First Boer War.
#99288 Boy 1st Class John Thomas Wiseman
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 10 May1878 from HMS St. Vincent.  During the Zulu War he served aboard ship.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Able Seaman he served with Naval Brigade in First Boer War.

Replacements assigned to “Boadicea” from the Training Ship for Boys HMS Implacable in May 1879
#101715 Boy 1st Class George Henry Briggs
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served aboard ship during the First Boer War
#99901 Boy 1st Class William Chapman
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War where he was killed in action.
#102026 Boy 1st Class Edward John Coles
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served during the First Boer War.  It is unclear if he remained aboard ship or served in the Naval Brigade.
#101485 Boy 1st Class Jeremiah Dooley
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served with Naval Brigade in First Boer War
#100809 Boy 1st Class Frederick Foster
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he was transferred to HMS Swallow on 29 November 1879
#100870 Boy 1st Class Henry Harkins
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served aboard ship during the First Boer War
#100329 Boy 1st Class John Holland
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he was transferred to HMS Swallow on 25 November 1879
#101043 Boy 1st Class William Thomas Hoyle
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he was transferred to HMS Swallow on 25 November 1879
#100891 Boy 1st Class Henry Lintern
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he was transferred to HMS Forester on 25 November 1879
#101063 Boy 1st Class Donald McCallum
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  He was promoted to Ordinary Seaman on 5 June 1879, and was transferred to HMS Forester 26 October 1879
#102023 Boy 1st Class John McClure
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Able Seaman he served with the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War where he was killed in action.
#101062 Boy 1st Class Robert McGrath
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served with Naval Brigade in First Boer War.
#100812 Boy 1st Class William Murphy
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served aboard ship during the First Boer War.
#100864 Boy 1st Class George Parker
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As Boy 1st Class he was invalided to Haslar Hospital, Portsmouth on 9 January 1880
#101717 Boy 1st Class Albert Edward Phillips
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  As an Ordinary Seaman he served aboard ship during the First Boer War
#101487 Boy 1st Class James Roche
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.  He was promoted to Ordinary 2nd Class 5 June 1879, and transferred to HMS Swallow 26 November 1879
#100896 Boy 1st Class Joseph Rockett
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.   As an Ordinary Seaman he served aboard ship during the First Boer War
#99898 Boy 1st Class John William Scott
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.   As an Ordinary Seaman he was transferred to HMS Swallow on 25 November 1879
#100642 Boy 1st Class James Lewis Speak
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.   He was promoted to Ordinary Seaman 5 June 1879, and transferred to HMS Forester 26 October 1879
#102886 Bugler Boy William Henry Temlett
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.   As an Ordinary Seaman he was transferred to HMS Forester on 26 October 1879
#101713 Boy 1st Class Richard Thomas
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.   As an Ordinary Seaman he served aboard ship during the First Boer War
#100897 Boy 1st Class Edward Upton
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.   As an Ordinary Seaman he served aboard ship during the First Boer War
#101070 Boy 1st Class Walter Edwin Vernon
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.   As an Ordinary Seaman he served aboard ship during the First Boer War
#100890 Boy 1st Class James Way
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.   As an Ordinary Seaman he served aboard ship during the First Boer War
#99647 Boy 1st Class Henry Wolstenholme
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 2 May 1879 from HMS Implacable.  On 3 June 1879 he arrived at Durban aboard HMS Orontes and transferred to “Boadicea” on which he served during the Zulu War from 3 to 12 June when the ship left for Simon’s Bay.  South Africa Medal without clasp.   As an Ordinary Seaman he was transferred to HMS Flora 17 August 1880, promoted to Able Seaman 1 October 1880, and then transferred back to HMS Boadicea 19 December 1881.  He was listed as having deserted at Simons Town on 11 April 1882.

Additional replacements that were taken aboard HMS Boadicea in 1880

Part of ship’s contingent to the Naval Brigade in 1881
#105719 Boy 1st Class Daniel Tolshack
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 22 May 1880 from HMS St. Vincent.   He served ashore as part of the Naval Brigade in the First Boer War

Part of crew that remained aboard the ship in 1881
#106565 Boy 1st Class John Anderson
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 9 June 1880 from HMS Tyne.  He served aboard the ship during the First Boer War.
#106503 Boy 1st Class James Bissett
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 9 June 1880 from HMS Tyne.  He served aboard the ship during the First Boer War.
#106209 Boy 1st Class Herbert Cavey
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 9 June 1880 from HMS Tyne.   He served aboard the ship during the First Boer War.
#106818 Boy 1st Class James Goulin
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 7 August 1880 from HMS Tyne.  He served aboard the ship during the First Boer War.
#106029 Boy 1st Class John Johnston
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 9 June 1880 from HMS Tyne.  He served aboard the ship during the First Boer War.
#106204 Boy 1st Class Alexander McDonald
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 22 May 1880 from HMS St. Vincent by way of HMS Humber.  He served aboard the ship during the First Boer War.
#105785 Boy 1st Class Henry Shield
He was appointed to “Boadicea” on 22 May 1880 from HMS St. Vincent by way of HMS Humber.  He served aboard the ship during the First Boer War.


References
1881 census for HMS Boadicea, Ancestry.com
Medal Roll for Basuto and Zulu Wars
Medical Journal of HMS Boadicea
Royal Navy ratings service records 1853 – 1928, National Archives, ADM 188
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Great post Tom

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Excellent Work Tom , OUTSTANDING as usual ! .
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Tom,

An excellent piece!

Well done.

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Tom
Isnt Isaac Hill buried at Seaforth Cemetery in Simonstown. Just a vague memory!
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Frank,

I haven’t run across where Isaac Hill was buried, but Seaforth Cemetery would normally have been the place since the ship was at Simon’s Bay when he died was on the February 18.  There was the little problem of the ship being under quarantine at the time due to the smallpox outbreak among the crew.  It wasn’t until the 21st that “Boadicea” left Simon’s Bay for Saldana Bay to finish her quarantine.  

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Tom
Are there any references to burials at sea? Just considering the possibility of Hill being consigned to the deep given the timetable between his death and the Boadicea leaving for Saldana?
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Frank,

There are no references to his burial at sea in the “Medical and surgical journal of Her Majesty's Ship Boadicea for 1 January to 31 December 1879” by James P O'Malley, Fleet Surgeon.  The listing for Hill simply stated “Isaac Hill, aged 17, Boy; disease or hurt, fracture of base of skull from fall from aloft. Died, 18 February 1879. He fell overboard from the futtock rigging but struck the fish davits.“  There were a couple of Kroomen who died while the ship was at sea and that was mentioned in the medical journal, but there was no mention of their burial.  I think if the information on a burial at sea would be found it would be in HMS Boadicea’s ship’s log, for 18 April 1878 to 05 November 1879, which can be located in the record ADM 53/11592 at the National Archives.  I don’t think either you, or I, will be going there any time soon, so it will have to be up to another member to look into this for us.

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PO Tom,

In 2013, I visited the Mary Rose Exhibition in Portsmouth. Passing through the City I noted in Victoria Park there was a memorial (with names) to the men of HMS Shah:

ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS AND SHIP'S COMPANY
OF
HMS "SHAH"
TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN
WHO DIED DURING THE COMMISSION
IN THE PACIFIC AND IN THE
ZULU WAR.

Is there a similar memorial to the men of HMS Boadicea?
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Kenny,

Yes, there is a memorial to the men of HMS Boadicea. It was erected in 1882 at the Clayhall Cemetery at Haslar Hospital in Portsmouth.  Naval authorities chose the location due to some local opposition to its placement in Victoria Park.  The monument to “Shah” and the one to “Active were already in the park and there was concern by locals that the addition of the “Boadicea” memorial would make the park look like a cemetery.

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Tom
Steve is always in and out of the Archives possibly he could have a look if he spots this. I was down at Seaforth today, a search didnt turn up any mention of him. I have an appointment tomorrow for the Church curator to have a look at the various wall plaques, he couldnt recall anything but lets see what happens.
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Rolling Eyes HMS Boadicea memorial at Haslar.
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My trips to the Archives are now much curtailed as they have introduced parking charges!

Just out of interest, the Haslar Cemetary is right next door to a very secret establishment that we cannot talk about. Rolling Eyes
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For those whose eyes are as bad as mine, here is a transcript of what is on each side of the monument.

Panel One

In Memorium
officers, seamen, marines, kroomen of
H.M.S. BOADICEA
COMMODORE SIR F. W. RICHARDS, K.C.B.
WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION OR DIED OF WOUNDS
DISEASE OR ACCIDENT DURING HER COMMISSION
ON THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
AND WEST COAST OF AFRICA STATION
1878 --1882
Erected by their shipmates


Panel Two

COMMANDER FRANCIS ROMILLY, R.N.
DIED MARCH 31ST 1881 OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN
ACTION AMAJUBA FEB 27TH 1881
LIEUTENANT CORNWALLIS JASPER TROWER R.N.
KILLED IN ACTION AMAJUBA FEB 27TH 1881
LIEUTENANT HENRY BINGHAM CHESSHYRE
WYNYARD R.N.
DIED IN HOSPITAL SIMON’S BAY NOV 8TH 1880
LIEUTENANT JOHN BURLTON BENETT R.N.
INVALIDED NOV 3RD 1879 FROM ILLNESS CONTRACTED
IN THE ZULU WAR, AND SUBSEQUENTLY DIED IN
HASLAR HOSPITAL


Panel Three

W. H. BURFIELD A.B. AND ELEVEN KROOMEN
DIED DURING AN EPIDEMIC OF SMALL POX
IN JAN AND FEB 1879
I. HILL, BOY, FELL FROM ALOFT FEB 18TH 1879
R. M. GOODALL, ORDY. DROWNED DEC 20TH 1879
H. BARRY, ORDY, FELL FROM ALOFT MAY 9th 1880
BEN JOHNSON, KROO. DIED APRIL 12TH “
W. C. SMITH, SIGM, DIED OCT 5TH “
H. WHITE, ARMR, DIED NOV 19TH “
A. EVANS, C. S. ASST, INVALIDED SEPT 29TH “
DIED IN ENGLAND
J. S. POORE, CDRS SER’T DROWNED MARCH 21ST 1881
MONROVIA, KROO. DROWNED MARCH 21ST, 1881
D. TURNER, A.B. FELL FROM ALOFT NOV 4TH 1881


Panel Four

W. F. REID, SIGM, J. HARWOOD, STOKER
DIED OF FEVER IN ZULULAND MAY 1879
W. LIKEMAN, PVT, R.M.L.I., J. ALLEN, ORDY
KILLED IN ACTION BATANGA W. COAST OF AFRICA
MARCH 22 1880
H. RANSOME, GRS MATE, A. WILSON, ORDY
KILLED IN ACTION LANG’S NEK, JANY 28TH 1881
S. WITHRIDGE, QRMR, G. HAMMOND, QRMR
C. O’CONNOR, A.B.,  J. McCLURE, A.B.,  W. BARNARD, A.B.
W. PASSINGHAM, A.B.,  J. LOVELESS, A.B.
H. BRAZIER, ORDY,  W. CHAPMAN, ORDY,  G. BURTON, ORDY
E. STILL, ORDY,  H. G. M. BEDDELL, ORDY
KILLED IN ACTION, AMAJUBA, FEB 27TH 1881
W. PLASTINE, LD SN,  H. CROFT, A.B.,  TOM LEWIS, KROO
DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION
AMAJUBA, FEB 27 1881

Frank,
Good luck with the Church curator.  I hope he has something of interest.

Tom
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Tom
Nothing of interest Im afraid. He did mention that there were at some stage a couple of additional plaques on the internal walls of the Church but he doesnt know where they are now. Im going back to have a more in depth look at the back of Seaforth with a friend ( Not the sort of isolated spot to cruise around on your own)

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