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Name: TOWNSEND, William Henry Marshall

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Photo Source: Somerset Playne

Birth Date: 17.12.1873 East London, S. Africa

Death Date: 9 Aug 1946 Vancouver, Canada

Nationality: British

First Date: 1903 - after about 10 years' sailing ship service

Profession: After 6 years with BI Steam Navigation Co. he became Commander of the s.s. Clement Hill on Lake Victoria

Area: Port Florence

Married: In Vancouver 15 Nov 1915 Margaret Loyalty Pearse b. 23 Nov 1887 Wembury, Devon, d. 22 Nov 1965 Chilliwack, British Columbia

Children: William Harold (17 Dec 1917 Vancouver-5 Mar 1997 Chilliwack, BC)

Book Reference: Gillett, EAHB 1905, Hut, North, Playne, Drumkey, EAHB 1906, EAHB 1907

School: East London School, South Africa and at Hele's School, Exeter

General Information:

EAHB 1905 - 9 years' Sailing Ship Service, David and Piper and the Empire Lines, 6 years B.I.S.N. Co.; Chief Officer S.S. Winifred, July 8th 1903; Transport Medal, South Africa.
Playne - Before coming to EA Mr Townsend saw 10 years' sailing-ship service, and 6 years with the British India Steam Navigation Co. He was born at East London, S. Africa, on December 17, 1873, and educated at East London School and Hele's Exeter. He came to EA on July 3, 1903, from Bombay. He is now Commander of the ss Clement Hill. Dates of appointments etc.: Chief Officer, July 3, 1903; Commander July 15, 1905. Mr Townsend has the Transport medal, China, 1900.
Playne - Photo - p. 216
Drumkey 1909 - Railway Dept. - Lake Steamers - Commander
EAHB 1905 - Chief Officer, s.s. Winifred
Masters and Mates Certficate 26 Apr 1897 London
Went to Canada by 1915

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