Place Of Birth Hanover (gave place of birth as both), Germany and Sweden
Place Of Death Aboard HMS 'Brunswick' in the West Indies
Buried/Location Ashes At sea, St Vincent Passage (latitude 13.38N, longitude 61.36W) West Indies
Date Buried/Cremated 20 August 1857
HeadstonePlot/Grave no.Gazetted 24 February 1857
VC Presented Registered post
P Named on memorial stone, Bomarsund, South West Finland
By The Way…
Years after winning the Victoria Cross, but still in the navy aboard H.M.S. Brunswick as ships cook, he attacked a fellow sailor with a knife, then using the same knife, cut his own throat and died. He was buried at sea.
VC Held By
County Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, California, USA
Whilst serving as a stoker on H.M.S. Arrogant he went ashore with Lieutenant Bythesea and captured vital dispatches from five Russian soldiers with only one gun between the two of them.
Thank you to Nick & Lorna Martin for photos of St. Vincent Passage