China Medal 1842 HMS BLENHEIM

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HMS BLENHEIM

HMS BLENHEIM

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China Medal 1842 HMS BLENHEIM

Correctly named to THOMAS FELTHAMĀ  H.M.S. BLENHEIM

Confirmed on Medal Roll. He was issued the medal whilst serving at H.M.S. Excellent.

Thomas Feltham was born in Chatham, 1815. Naval Allotments and records show that he served, amongst others, on H.M.S. Rodney, H.M.S. Blenheim, H.M.S. Excellent and H.M.S. Cleopatra. Census record him living with his Wife in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He spent some time ill at Royal Naval Hospital Haslar. He is recorded later in his naval career as a Gunner’s Mate and it is possible that he later joined the Royal Marines Artillery.

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