Three sons of William Ayres Barcham were mariners: Clarence (1830-
Henry Barcham went to the Bluecoat School where he was awarded a silver medal for his book on navigation Elements of Navigation which is now in the archives of the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. His line drawings include one of the West, a barque of 366 tons, on which he made several voyages to Batavia. Henry later served a first mate on the Nestor, a barque of 378 tons, which sunk in Portland Bay and was later found to have been scuttled. See memorabilia.
Sidney Barcham settled in Dunedin, New Zealand, after a career at sea. He died at sea while on board the SS Te Anau on a voyage from Port Chalmers [Dunedin] to Bluff Harbour [Invercargill].
Sidney's namesake and nephew Captain Sidney Barcham (1855-
Sidney's younger brother, Captain Herbert Clarence Barcham (1863-
This seafaring tradition continued through subsequent generations to World War II when Barcham descendants served in the Royal Navy.
SS Arcadia, 6600 grt, commanded by Captain Sidney Barcham
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