WAR SERVICE 1600-1900
Identified by the
following designations – descendants of Bartholomew Barcham of Great Yarmouth (BwB); Juler
(d. ~ 1693), son of Sarah (Freyer) and William Bawchen) served aboard HMS
Hawke, an eight-gun fire-ship, launched in 1690, at the time of the Nine
Years War (the War of the English Succession). David may have been in the
Anglo/Dutch fleet that fought engagements in the
(WmB) William Barcham (1771–1859) was master the 136 ton brig Agenoria when his
ship was requisitioned by the Royal Navy and served as a transport from 1798 to
1802, during the Napoleonic War, presumably supplying Nelson’s fleet in the
My Dearest Life.
..... I am very unhappy at the thought of your going out. I shan't have a happy moment until you return from this cruise. I learn from a letter you wrote to Mr. Stone [that] should you come to any engagement you will be exposed to as much danger as the fighting ships. Oh my Barcham, should it be your misfortune to be killed or taken prisoner, the Lord only knows what will become of me and our dear babes. I should be forever miserable to loose the best of husbands and a tender father. I resign myself to devote prayers for your return. Heavens grant you may return safe to me. .... could I and the dear children be on board to share whatever fate may befall you I should be comfortable. …
…... Pray except [sic] my sincere love and the children's duty. Write to me every opportunity and let me know every particular.
I remain Dear Barcham
Yours affectionately for life,
Her fears were justified. From the entry in the 1800 edition of Lloyd’s Register of Shipping stating,
‘damage repaired, new bottom and large repairs in 1789’, the Agenoria may have sustained damage in 1798/9
during an engagement with the French. The obituary of William’s grandson,
Herbert Clarence Barcham, published in a
‘…. was a great lover of the sea, and his roving took him into many countries. His experiences included a very exciting time in the French Revolution, during which he became a prisoner in the Bastille, from which he made his escape after getting a duplicate of his dungeon key, from which he had obtained a wax impression. ….’.
seems to be a rather exaggerated account, since the entries in Lloyd's Register of Shipping show that
the Agenoira was
not captured and that William Barcham remained in command from 1797 to 1805.
Chris Farrow looked for corroboration of the account in the obituary by
(JnB) John Rix Blakely (1788–1837), who
married Naomi Barcham, was only eleven when he became a midshipman on HMS Inflexible. In the spring of 1800,
the ship left
(JnJ) George Walker (b. ~ 1849), grandson of Mary (Allisstone) and William Fox Juler, was a gunner in the Royal Artillery, and was stationed at Woolwich Dockyard when he was enumerated in the 1871 Census of Kent.
(BB) John McKay, father of Rhoda Denyer (b. 1860, at
John Allisstone Juler
(1825–1854), son of Mary (Allisstone) and William Fox Juler, was an Able
Seaman aboard HMS
Albion, a 72 gun second-rate ship of the line (1842), commanded
by Captain Stephen Lushington. According to the
ship’s log, on the Black Sea off Varna, a port on the
coast of Bulgaria, preserved in the National Archives at Kew, for Tuesday, 15
August, 1854, John Juler (AB) ‘departed this life’ at 11.40 am; and his body
was ‘committed to the deep’ at 6.20 pm. On that day, 18 men died of cholera out
of the ships complement of 820, including marines. According to John Marsden, the Surgeon’s
It is not known when John Allisstone Juler joined on in the
Navy. Before 1853, men signed up for service on a specific ship. Continuous
Service Engagement started in 1853, and
….. The Cabinet is unanimously of the opinion that unless you [Lord Raglan] and Marshal St. Arnaud feel that you are not sufficiently prepared, you should lay siege to Sebastopol, as we are more than ever convinced that without the reduction of this fortress and the capture of the Russian fleet, it will be impossible to conclude an honourable and safe peace …..
While awaiting embarkation, the troops were employed in making fascines and gabions for the siege works, the material for which, abundantly supplied by the woods around them, might not be found on the plains before Sebastopol, and great quantities of these were collected, ready for conveyance, on the south side of Varna Bay. ….
It was at
After all was assembled, an adverse wind still delayed them; but on 7th September the whole armament got under weigh in fine weather. Each great British merchant steamer wheeled around till in position to attach a tow-rope to a sailing transport 9most of them were East Indiamen of the largest class0, and then again wheeled till the ship in the rear attached itself to a second; then all wheeled into their destined positions for the voyage. They were formed in five columns, each of thirty vessels, each distinguished by a separate flag …… Our [British] flotilla was commanded and escorted by Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons in the Agamemnon. Our naval Commander-in-Chief, Admiral Dundas, directed the British Force that was held ready to engage the enemy, including ten line-of-battle ships, two screw steamers, -gun frigates, and thirteen smaller steamers carrying powerful guns, ……
Arthur Robertson Browning (1860–1903) graduated from the
He was the Quartermaster of the Worcestershire Regiment,
stationed at the town of
Isabel and Arthur’s son,
Charles Stuart Browning (1891–1916) was killed in action in
Major Arthur Robertson Browning served in the
From the General
(Telegram) No. 227,
In consequence of appearance of robber band in the country to the north of railway between Lachow and Chingwangtao, 100 men, 4th Punjab Infantry, under Major Browning, dispatched to Funing. Regret that report just received detachment encountered 1000 men well armed 10 miles from Funing. Browning and 1 Sepoy killed. Detachment went back to Funing, enemy in pursuit. Remainder of regiment under Colonel Radford being sent to reinforce.
From the General
Major Browning, 4th Punjab Infantry, killed in action with robbers 20th April, near Funing.
From the General
(Telegram) No. 228,
My No. 227. wounded, 20th April, Lieutenant Stirling, 4th Punjab Infantry; slightly wounded 6 Sepoys. Enemy well armed, mounted, retired Tai-tou-ying. Radford’s party arrived Funing this morning. Additional troops, one squadron Jodhpores [Imperial Service Troops], 100 Jats [6th Bengal Infantry], 200 Japanese will join him this evening. Wounded all doing well. Railway posts reinforced, Addressed Secretary of State; repeated Military Secretary.
He was probably buried in the Funing
district of Hebei Province. The inscription on a
In memory of Major Arthur Robertson Browning
4th Punjab Infantry, killed in action at Tai Tao Ying, North
Erected by his brother officers as a token of their regard and esteem
There is a similar plaque at a church in Dawlish,
BROWNING, ARTHUR ROBERTSON, Major (1860–1901), Tablet at Kabah,
No.2944, son of Colin Arrott Robertson Browning, Esqr., 41 .E.E., some time Director General of Education in
the Central Provinces [India], born of the 19th February, 1860.
Entered H.M’s. Service (from the
On 19th February, 1883, he was appointed as Wing Officer in the 4th Punjab Infantry on (probation?) for the Bengal Staff Corps, into which afterwards admitted with effect from that date, He joined the regiment at Dera Ismal Khan [near the Afghanistan border], and in the following September he was appointed a Wing Officer permanently. In November and December 1883, he accompanied a wing of the regiment on a [illegible] expedition to the Takki I Suleman, at the end of the latter month he proceeded with the regiment to Dera Ismal Khan, and on arrival there was appointed Actg. Quartermaster, a post which he continued holding for thirteen months. In October and November 1884 he served with the regiment in the Kish (?) Valley Expedition, and was present in the action of D----- (?) . On the conclusion of that expedition he returned to Dera Ismal Kahn, and in February 1885 he was appointed Quartermaster of the regiment. In the following month he went home on leave [when he met his bride-to-be].
On returning to
In August 1900, he vacated the Adjutancy and reverted to the
position of Wing Officer, but in January 1891, he was appointed. Wing
Commander, and retained that post for two months in the course of which he
served with the regiment in the M------ (?) Expedition.
On the conclusion of these operations expedition he embarked with the regiment
to ----land (?) area and arrived there on 29th March,
and at that station during the next two years and nine months he served four
years, some as Wing Commander and some as Second-in-Command of the regiment.
From April to July 1893 he served with the regiment at J---- (?) and at the end
of the year he marched with it from Edwardesabad [Banun] to Dera Ishmail Khan. From January 1894 to February 1895 he was
Wing Commander and Second-in-Command, remained in this position throughout the Waziristan Expedition of 1894-95 (clasp added to
On his return to
[Transcribed from an e-mail attachment of pages from Soldiers of the Raj the Indian Army, 1600–1947, by Irving Miles and George William De Rhe Philae, published by Naval and Military Press Ltd. ISBN 10 1843421925 and 13 978 1843411925, includes biographies of men who died in service.] For information about the Boxer Rebellion, see ‘British Indian Army’.
(BnB) Neal Barcham (1859–1924), son of Susan
and James Barcham, was a soldier with the British Army in
(BnB) George Nicholas Barcham (b.
1857), Regimental No. 1004, son of Susan Ann and James Barcham,
(JnJ) Capt. ----- ----- (d. 1899, in