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Shimonoseki-postscript

Postby jf42 » 30 May 2016 11:05

In connection with another topic in another place, my attention was drawn to this.

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collection ... s/597.html

It's a year or two too late, but were you aware of this, Josh?

The postscript to the postscript is rather sad.
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Re: Shimonoseki-postscript

Postby Josh&Historyland » 01 Jun 2016 22:52

Thanks JF.

I knew the NMM had the flag but wasn't aware it was digitalised, amazing to see the shot marks. I was aware of Midshipman Boyes' story and his tragic end. 3 VC's were awarded for Shimonoseki. One by an American (first ever awarded) the other to the Colour Sergeant who was wounded next to Boyes. All were from Euryalus Navy Brigade detachment.

I would like to have a gander at some point at their collection. They list an account or two of the battle itself which would be interesting to see.

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Re: Shimonoseki-postscript

Postby Rural53 » 11 Jun 2016 11:50

Boyes was originally buried in the Southern Cemetery, Dunedin, with a stone at his head and feet. In 1954 the Dunedin RSA, as a consequence of his VC, reburied him in the Andersons Bay Cemetery in the servicemen’s section and placed the standard bronze plaque in his memory.

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His grave is in the serviceman's section enclosed by the low wall in the distance, centre of the photo.
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Re: Shimonoseki-postscript

Postby jf42 » 17 Jun 2016 11:23

Not a bad spot.
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