ANDERSEN, Hans Jacob

Name ANDERSEN, Hans Jacob
Born Norway, 30 October 1876
Died 2 January 1923
Age 47
Cemetery Husvik
Grave Ref 13
Register of Deaths 74
Husvik Grave Book Page 5
SPRI Ref 1228/30/15

The gravestone is engraved with a different name: Hans Varild.

The Register of Deaths gives the cause of death as typhus.

The magistrate’s records at SPRI include a letter, dated 18 Feb 1923, from the Magistrate to the Colonial Secretary telling of an outbreak of typhus, two months earlier, following the arrival of the ‘Orwell’. The vessel arrived from Cardiff via St Vincent and within a few days there were seven cases in the hospital, of whom two eventually succumbed.



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