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Ramsgate sailor drowns in Southern Ocean

William Bligh had grown up in Ramsgate and had attended St Luke’s School as he lived in Upper Dumpton Park Road. He started work as a fisherman then joined the Merchant Navy. He emigrated to Australia and was working as a labourer when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force or AIF. William embarked for France in October 1915 sailing out of Brisbane on Australian troopship HMAT Seang Bee A48. Continue reading Ramsgate sailor drowns in Southern Ocean