William George Orchard 
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The Royal Navy 1866 - 1874

William George Orchard aged about 16

William George Orchard was my mother's grandfather. Although he only spent eight years in the Royal Navy, I found that he must have had quite an adventurous time for a comparatively young man, even being awarded a medal for one of the country's less well know military campaigns. He was attached to four ships, each of which forms a chapter in his story.

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There is also a section listing the sources of information used when putting together the story of W G Orchard's Naval career.

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