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The following obituary for Charles Thomas Curme appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary from the Times newspaper
DateObituary
20 February 1892Vice-Admiral Charles T. Curme, Commander-in-chief at the Nore, died at his official residence, Admiralty-house, Sheerness, last night of apoplexy. He was at duty and apparently in his usual health on Thursday. At night he was suddenly taken ill, and Fleet-Surgeon Kell, of the flagship Wildfire, and Dr. Arrol, of Sheerness, were called to attend him. His condition yesterday became so alarming that Dr. Broadbent, of London, was summoned; but before his arrival the Admiral died. Vice-Admiral Curme was born in 1827, and entered the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1841. He was promoted to captain in 1864, and, while holding that rank, served as flag captain to the then Commander-in-Chief at the Nore. He was promoted to flag rank in 1880, and to vice-admiral in 1886. He received the appointment of Commander-in-Chief at the Nore in 1890, succeeding Admiral Thomas Bridgeman Lethbridge, who vacated the post on promotion.
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