Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for George Goldsmith appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
9 July 1888Admiral George Goldsmith, C.B., who died on the 2d inst. at 35, Victoria-road, Old Charlton, aged 82, entered the Royal Navy in 1821. He served as senior lieutenant of the Druid in the operations against Canton in 1841, and assisted in the destruction of the Chinese fire rafts at Chinghae in 1842, for which he received the China clasp. During the bombardment of Fort Constantine the deceased admiral was serving as captain of the Sidon, which post he held during the winter blockade and the attacks upon the forts. Admiral Goldsmith was also present .at the capture of Kinburn in 1855. He had received for his services the Crimean and Turkish medals, the Sebastopol clasp, and the 4th Class of the Medjidieh. By his death a Greenwich Hospital pension of £150 a year is placed at the disposal of the Lords of the Admiralty. In 1848 and 1851 Admiral Goldsmith commanded on the North American and West Indian Stations Her Majesty's ship Wellesley, bearing the flag of the Earl of Dundonald. He was the son of the late John Goldsmith, Paymaster, Royal Navy, and married, in 1856, the daughter of the late Mr. Richard Rawes. His commissions bore date — midshipman 1824, lieutenant 1828, commander 1841, captain 1842, rear-admiral 1862, vice-admiral 1867, and admiral 1875. He was created C.B. in 1856.

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