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East and West Africa

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East and West Africa, bar Gambia 1894, China 1900, no bar, Petty Officer, Thomas Henry Rowe, Royal Navy, HMS Raleigh (E.andW.) and Undaunted (China). Born on 26th March 1868, in Flushing…

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East and West Africa, bar Gambia 1894, China 1900, no bar, Petty Officer, Thomas Henry Rowe, Royal Navy, HMS Raleigh (E.andW.) and Undaunted (China).

Born on 26th March 1868, in Flushing, Cornwall.

Joined the Navy on 13th April 1883, as a Boy 2nd Class.
Served aboard HMS Raleigh from 3rd October 1891, until 23rd February 1895, during that time he took part in the campaign in Gambia during 1894.
He was serving on HMS Undaunted from 23rd March 1897, when he was promoted from an A.B. to a Leading Seamen on 26th march 1897, then Petty officer 2nd Class on 1st April 1899.
He served aboard the ship during the Boer War until he transferred to HMS Vivid I on 26th April 1901.
He finished his service on 10th July 1908, to pension joining the R.F.R.

He was then brought back with the R.F.R on 2nd August 1914, seeing further service with HMS Caesar, HMS Vivid I and II, HMS Drake and HMS Ambrose before being discharged again on 4th March 1919.

With copy service papers