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Offline Bryan1

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Royal Navy sailors 1870 George James Robilliard
« on: Monday 08 February 21 03:23 GMT (UK) »
Can I cross refer to this thread which is relevant?
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=843479.0
I have found this George James Robilliard memorial on a brass plaque in St Pauls Cathedral, London, dedicated to those lost in the sinking of HMS Captain in 1870.
He is listed on the memorial in a list entitled "Seamen, Artificers, &c". I believe he is 19 at the sinking. The photo (see original thread) is him standing with his brother (maybe) Joseph (born 1845) or William (born 1848).
I would like to find if I can when George enlisted, and what the title of "Seamen, Artificers, &c" would mean for a young man. The attachment is acknowledged from https://petesfavouritethings.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/dscn9137a.jpg

Thank you all for the interest in this and other threads.
Bryan in New Zealand
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Offline ShaunJ

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Re: Royal Navy sailors 1870 George James Robilliard
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 February 21 08:51 GMT (UK) »
There's a George Robilliard on the Abyssinia medal roll 1867/8 as a Boy 1st Class (B 1 C) on HMS Argus.

Also a George Robilliard on the Royal Navy Register of Seamen's Services listed as signing on as a Boy 2nd Class on HMS Dasher on 7 December 1868.
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Re: Royal Navy sailors 1870 George James Robilliard
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 February 21 10:42 GMT (UK) »
There is a document giving details of his enlistment on the National Archives website. It is free at the moment if you register and sign in.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7922941

It gives birthplace St Peter's Port , Guernsey , dob 7 Dec 1850 and father's name Joseph. Date of volunteering 29 Aug 1865 and commencement of engagement 7 Dec 1868 ( for 10 years service ).
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Re: Royal Navy sailors 1870 George James Robilliard
« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 February 21 10:45 GMT (UK) »
Well found Christine - I searched for that and couldn't find it!
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk