Bonham Ward Bax R.N.
Bonham Ward Bax R.N.

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Bonham Ward Bax R.N.Explanation
Son of Henry Bonham Bax (1798-1869)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
9 July 1837 Born (Kensington Green, London, England)
15 March 1869 Married (at Totnes, Devon, England) Emily Harris, (c1842-1932), daughter of Thomas Williams Nesham (1806-1868)
1875 Wrote 'The Eastern Seas; being a narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. 'Dwarf' in China, Japan and Formosa, with a description of the coast of Russian Tartary and Eastern Siberia, from the Corea ro the River Amur'
15 July 1877 Died (of dysentery at Nagasaki, Japan)
2 March 1858Lieutenant
14 September 1867Commander
2 August 1875Captain
Date fromDate toService
4 March 1859 Lieutenant in Orion, commanded by John James Bartholomew Edward Frere, Mediterranean
21 December 1861 Lieutenant in Vigilant, commanded by John William Pike, Channel squadron
10 June 1869 Commander (2ic) in Hector, commanded by Algernon Frederick Rous De Horsey, coast guard, Southampton
18 July 1871December 1874Commander in Dwarf (from commissioning at Hong Kong), China
27 November 187615 July 1877Captain in Sylvia (from commissioning at Hong Kong), surveying, China station (until Bax died of dysentery at Nagasaki, Japan)

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