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7293: Henry Smith Craven

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posted on 2024-01-12, 12:10 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Henry Smith Craven was a clerk in the Civil Service who became a purser on the SS Orduna, an ocean liner built in 1913-14 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company. Henry, who was responsible for navigating the ship, sailed across the Atlantic and spoke four languages. He died around 1916.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Judith Hamilton-Hayden

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Henry Smith Craven

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1916

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Panama

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Photographs of Henry: one on the SS Orduña, one in uniform, one in civilian clothing and two in sports teams.

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King's High School, Warwick (08/06/18)

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