Casualties at Alexandria


Telegram from Sir Beauchamp SEYMOUR, July 12th, 12.40 am 1882

Attacked batteries this morning, silenced forts, landed party from the INVINCIBLE, burst three guns and spiked six in Meks Fort.


Killed, William SHANNON, Carpenter

Wounded severely, Lieut JACKSON

Wounded slightly, Private William HOUGHTON, Royal Marines


Killed, Walter FISHER. A.B

Wounded severely, Thomas MYERS. A.B

Wounded slightly, Thomas PALMER, Captain of the forecastle, Private George TALBOT, Royal Marines


Killed, Charles COLLINS. A.B, Robert MARSHALL. A.B

Wounded severely, James DEXTER, Boy

Wounded slightly, Albert JULSON. A.B, James MC CARTHY. A.B, Robert PACEY. A.B, James TUSSELL. A.B, Thomas POIGNDESTRE. A.B, Joseph GOMES, Boatswain’s mate, Samuel FULLER, Leading seaman


Killed, Gunner MC CLAINE. R.M.A

Wounded Slightly, George WEBB, Ship’s Corporal


Wounded severely, Redmond MC GUIRE, Boy

Wounded slightly, William LUMSDEN, Midshipman, CHASEIRA, Stoker, John YOLLAND. A.B, John GILL, Ordinary seaman, Private J. W. MOORE, Royal Marines


Wounded severely, John WHEADON, Leading seaman, William WOON, Captain of the mast

Wounded dangerously, Henry DAWSON, Leading seaman, Levy HOLLEY, Boy, Alfred JACKSON, Boy.

Wounded slightly, Lieut DAVIS, William LEE. A.B, William MC ANALLEY. A.B.

The solemn ceremony of burying the men killed in action was performed early this morning, the ensigns of the entire fleet flying half-mast high as the bodies were committed to the sea.

Robert MARSHALL, aged 24, killed at the bombardment on Tuesday, was a native of Darwen, where his widowed mother now resides. He joined the Royal Navy in 1870, and was sent to the training ship IMPREGNABLE at Devonport. In 1876 he went on board the IMOGENE a gunboat and afterwards on Sir Robert HAY’S flagship MINOTAUR. In the Russian-Turkish war he went up the Dardanelles with the British Fleet, and took part in planting the British Flag on the island of Cyprus and the acquisition by England. His last letter dated June 4th, from Alexandria arrived on the morning subsequent to his death.


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