Robert William Garnham
Life & Career
Garnham was promoted to the rank of Gunner on 21 January, 1896. He was awarded an Africa General Service Medal in 1904. His early evaluations were generally positive, such as those from Lieutenant Coode and Commander Stoppard.
Garnham served in Leviathan from mid-January, 1907 through March 1908, during which time Captain Boothby found him "not specially recd" and then served a further two years in Black Prince until April 1910, where Captain Barton regarded him as being "slow" and "lacking in intelligence."
Garnham was one of four men lost when the trawler Valpa was mined on 19 March, 1916 off Immingham. His body was washed ashore on 18/19 July and was buried in Heligoland Cemetery. He left a widow in Gillingham, Kent.
Edward S. Graham
|Captain of H.M. T.B. 079
22 Apr, 1912 – May, 1912
George B. Hazell
- Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 186.