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HMS Vanguard 1910

18 Belgrave Road, Raithby House

History of 18 Belgrave Road


John Haw, 26, boiler maker assistant, b Cambs

Elenor, 39, b Linton

Florie, 3, b Cambridge

Percy John, 1, b Cambridge

Albert, 4 mos, b Cambridge

Fred Lanham, [stepson], 18, printers assistant, b Cambridge

Ernest, [stepson], 16, printers assistant, b Cambridge

Harry, [stepson], 14, printers assistant, b Cambridge

Willie, [stepson], 10, b Cambridge

Arthur, [stepson, 7, b Cambridge

Sidney, [stepson], 5, b Cambridge

Harry Lanham: Leading Seaman 180373, HMS Vanguard, Royal Navy. Lost when the dreadnought blew up at anchor in Scapa Flow 9th July 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, Panel 21. Also listed on Milton Memorial and Cambridge Guildhall and also Cambridge St Philips (St Paul’s Roll of Honour)

In 1881 the Langham [sic] family were at 17 Brandon Place but in 1885 David Lanham  died. His widow remarried. In 1910 Harry married in Blanche and in 1911 the two are living in Chatham Kent. HMS Vanguard sunk from an internal explosion and is now a war grave.


Richard Chiddenton


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