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

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for Rochfort Maguire appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
4 July 1867Capt. Rochfort Maguire, who recently returned to England from his command as Commodore of the second-class on the Australian station, owing to ill-heath, died at the Royal Naval Hospital at Haslar, on Saturday last, and was buried in the hospital cemetery yesterday. Capt. R. Maguire entered the navy from the Royal Naval College in November, 1830, passed his examination in 1835, and served as mate on board the Wasp, 16, during the operations on the coast of Syria, and was severely wounded at the capture of Sidon, where by his gallant behaviour he gained his lieutenancy. Capt. Maguire''s commands as post captain were the Galatea, screw frigate, on the West India Station, and the Challenger, screw corvette, as commodore of the second class on the Australian station, from which he was compelled to invalid owing to the state of his health.

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