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From: "Edna & Ken" <>
Subject: Thomas WORTH c1786-1810
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2004 09:34:49 -0400
Hi, Still looking for parents of Thomas WORTH...
Navy Chronicle Vol 25, p 87:-
"At Cadiz, killed in action with the enemy's flotilla, Thomas Worth and
John Buckland RM.
The following letter was transmitted by Lieut. Robert Preston Cambell of
the Royal Marine Artillery, to Major Minto, commandant of that corps at
Chatham, dated 26 Nov. 1810 reporting the death of the two officers.
It has most unfortunately fallen to my lot to convey to you the
unpleasant intelligence of the death of Lieuts. Thomas Worth and John
Buckland, of the royal marine artillery, who were killed on the 2nd
inst. by the same cannon shot, when most gallantly attempting to destroy
a flotilla of the enemy's gun-boats in the harbour of St. Mary's. The
attack was made by the gun and howitzer boats, in the latter of which
were employed the whole of the men comprising our detachment. The boat
which Lieut. Buckland commanded was in a sinking state, when he was
taken out of her by Lieut. Worth. Their remains were deposited in the
same grave, followed by the officers of the British and Spanish forces,
and the whole ceremony has been conducted with every mark of honour and
respect. The general service has suffered a severe loss by their
dissolution, and I have to lament being deprived off two most valuable
friends, who are universally regretted by those who knew them."
E-mailed: RM museum at Portsmouth:
http://www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk/ (no answer from these people)
Edna - Ottawa
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