O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'


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The following is the entry for Charles Wright Bonham in William O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'.

BONHAM. (Lieutenant, 1843.)

Charles Wright Bonham entered the Navy, from the R.N. College, 21 June, 1832; passed his examination 6 Sept. 1837; served for some time in South America as Mate of the Actaeon 26, Capt. Robt. Russell, and at Portsmouth, on board the St. Vincent 120, bearing the flag of Sir Chas. Rowley; and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 2 June, 1843. His next appointments were – on 1 Aug. following, to the Volage 26, Capt. Sir Wm. Dickson, employed on Particular Service – on 17 Oct. in the same year, as Additional, to the Cornwallis 72, flag-ship in the East Indies of Sir Wm. Parker – and, 30 July, 1844, to the Dido 18, Capt. Hon. Hen. Keppel, with whom he returned home and was paid off in 1845. Mr. Bonham, since 2 Nov. 1846, has been borne on the books of the Hibernia 104, flag-ship of Sir Wm. Parker in the Mediterranean.


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