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

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The following obituary for Edward Tatham appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
27 May 1880We have to record the death of Admiral Edward Tatham, C.B., which occurred at the end of last week, at his residence, St. John's, Midhurst, Sussex, in the 69th year of his age. The son of Mr. Thomas Tatham, of Cadogan-place, Sloane-street, he was born in the year 1811, and entered the Navy in 1831. He obtained his first commission in 1838. In the same year he was appointed additional lieutenant on board the Melville, flag-ship to the Hon. George Elliot at the Cape of Good Hope, but was shortly afterwards transferred to the Columbine, on the North America and West India and East India stations. In 1841 he became first lieutenant to the Belvidera and the Spartan, the latter vessel being attached to the force on the coast of North America and in the West Indies whence he returned in 1845. In 1846 Mr. Tatham was appointed in a similar capacity to the Raleigh. While serving on hoard this vessel he succeeded, at the peril of his own life in saving that of a marine who had fallen overboard, and for this act he was promoted to the rank of commander. He afterwards served on the southwest coast of America and other stations, and commanded the Fury during the Crimean war. He was senior officer at Balaklava when it vas attacked by Liprandi. He was promoted to a captaincy in 1854, and became a rear-admiral on the retired list in 1870. From 1867 to 1870 be was Superintendent of the Naval Hospital and Victualling Yard at Plymouth. He was nominated a Companion of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) in 1869, and he was also a Knight of the Legion of Honour and of the Medjidie. Admiral Tatham, who was a magistrate for Sussex, married Miss Catherine Agnew Brown, daughter of Mr. Thomas Brown, of Cheam, Surrey.

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