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Offline harribobs

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Re: R.N War Grave Norway
« Reply #9 on: Monday 04 September 06 17:06 BST (UK) »
is it an official war grave?

does the headstone look like this?


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Re: R.N War Grave Norway
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 20 January 09 11:56 GMT (UK) »
I think this Edward John Lees Howard was my grandfather's cousin (names and dates fit exactly).  Was there a date on the grave?

Could you email me a photo?

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Re: R.N War Grave Norway
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 16 October 13 18:53 BST (UK) »
Being a native of Vadsų, I know this grave well. This link: http://www.finnmarken.no/lokale_nyheter/article6125474.ece leads to an article in the local newspaper, concerning who has the responsibility to maintain the grave.

The first paragraph of the article reads (in my translation):
"On August 4th 1896, the sailor Edward J. Howard died in Vadsų. The 19 years old boy fell from the rigging of one of the English ships moored in Vadsų. The accident occured in connection with the solar eclipse thet drew both scientists and foreign navies to Vadsų in 1896."

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Re: R.N War Grave Norway
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 15 February 18 14:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi. I am the organist of Vadsų church and have seen this grave myself. If i can send the photo i have to someone then let me know at michaelmartin94@ymail.com

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Re: R.N War Grave Norway
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 01 March 18 14:47 GMT (UK) »
What superb help from Norway !

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Re: R.N War Grave Norway
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 04 March 18 09:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi all

Here is his death record. He was born 1877:
https://urn.digitalarkivet.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20050216020399.jpg - nr17

He was a midshipman.

Place of residence:
Service on.............? - perhaps someone can make the other word out.

Cause of death:
He fell down from the rigging and died instantly.


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Re: R.N War Grave Norway
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 04 March 18 10:36 GMT (UK) »
"Service on.............? " Training ship HMS Active.

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1991JBAA..101..162M

He is mentioned on page 167.

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Re: R.N War Grave Norway
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 04 March 18 10:40 GMT (UK) »
Nice one Malky.

Just noticed that the thread is very old. Just hope they get the new info.

Ian