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 Ref1228/30/15

The gravestone is engraved with a different name to that in the Register of Deaths: Hans Varild. The Husvik grave book confirm’s Andersen, with Varild added later. The Geni Website has a Hans Jacob Andersen Kaupang, with father’s name Varild, born in 1876 in TjĂžlling (as mentioned in the Husvik grave book).

His trade title ‘Styrmand’ as given on the grave means ‘Mate’ (of a ship).

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.

Hans Varild’s grave
Hans Varild’s grave marker detail
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