Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

Royal NavyObituaries

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

Obituary in the Times newspaper
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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