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Partial list of War & Meritorious Services of Deceased Officers 1898
(Royal Naval List Diary & Handbook for 1898)
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ALEXANDER, H. McC., Lieutenant in charge of a party from Curacoa against the rebels of New Zealand; specially mentioned (New Zealand Medal) ; severely wounded when attacking a rebel redoubt at Rangariri, November, 1863; promoted; P.W.
ALEXANDER, H., Chaplain of Prince Regent, Blenheim, and Caesar during the Russian War in the Baltic, 1854-55 (Baltic Medal); B.A.
ANDREWS, W. B., R.N.R., commanded hospital ship Ganges during the naval and military operations in the Eastern Soudan, 1884·85; Junior Brother of the Trinity House.
ANTHONY, J. W. as Gunner of the Endymion, took the principal part in the rescue of the crew of U.S.S. Somers, for which service all the officers received a Gold Medal, the seamen a Silver one. Mr. Anthony, to whose exertions the rescue was principally due, received one of silver. He was noted for having saved life on several occasions at the risk of his own, and for his general good -services was promoted to First-class Gunner with less than seven years' seniority. He took part in the Crimean war, and wears the Crimean Medal, with Clasps, also the Turkish Medal, being specially recommended by the Duke of Cambridge at Varna. He was one of the first officers promoted to the commissioned grade of Chief Gunner when it was instituted in 1865.
BACKLER, H., Navigating Lieutenant of Wye during Egyptian war, 1882 (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Bronze Star).
BAILEY, J. C., Lieutenant in command of Sharpshooter in 1849, succeeded in obtaining redress from Turkish authorities at Prevesa for an act of piracy, received the high approbation and approval of Commander-in-Chief, Sir W. Parker, the Admiralty, and the Lord High Commissioner and Senate of Ionian Islands; during the insurrection in Cephalonia, rendered such assistance to the civil and military authorities in arresting rebel chiefs, that he again received the thanks of the Senate and approval of the Admiralty; highly distinguished himself in the capture and cutting out of slavers, receiving the approval of the Commander-in-Chief and the Admiralty; twice jumped overboard and saved the lives of men.
BARBER, L., Gunner of Blanche, landed at Kismayu, with 40 men under the command of Lieutenant P. V. Lewes from that ship, and acted against the Somalis for the murder of Mr. Hamilton, an officer of the East African Company, and the relief of two Englishmen on board the s.s. Kenia, in the Juba River, who were in the greatest danger; as this force of 40 men were exposed to the attack of 150 rifles and 600 spearmen, the expedition was one of great danger; they captured a fort and struck a decisive blow against the enemy by the destruction of the village of Magareda, up the Juba River, and succoured the Englishmen, August, 1893 ; mentioned in despatches (General Africa Medal, Juba River, 1893, Clasp).
BARNARD, E. K., Commander, commanded Racehorse, 14, and served in China, 1854-57; during that period he was active in the suppression of piracy, and received the thanks of the Superintendent of Trade at Hong Kong,. of the Chinese Government, and of the Consuls of Amoy and Foo-chew-foo, and "the gallant conduct of himself, his officers and men," was duly marked by the approbation of the Admiralty; as a Senior Lieutenant thrice obtained the thanks of the Admiralty for the rapid manner in which his ships were equipped; G.H.P.
BARNES, F. W. B., Clerk of Temeraire at the bombardment, of Alexandria, 11th July, 1882, and during Egyptian I War (Egyptian Medal, Alex. Clasp, Khedive's Bronze Star).
BREEN, T. J., served in the Belleisle in the Baltic expedition, present at the bombardment of Sveaborg and (cuts here)
BUCHANAN, J. G., Assistant Surgeon on Vanguard in operations on the Coast of Syria, 1840, and in medical charge of troops and stores on shore at Sidon and St. Jean d' Acre (Syrian and Turkish Medals); Surgeon of Amphion at the bombardments of Sveaborg and Bomarsund, and other operations in the Baltic, 1854-5 (Baltic Medal); Surgeon of Tweed during an epidemic of yellow fever, 1849.
COLWELL, R. M., Paymaster of Charybdis during the operations in the Lingie and Luka t Rivers against Malays, in the Straits of Malacca, 1874 (Perak Medal and Clasp).
CONNOP, W. A., Lieutenant of Euphrates during Egyptian War, 1882 (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Bronze Star); Lieutenant of Bacchalite; served with the Naval Brigade landed with the army during the Burma Annexation war, 1885-7 (India Medal, Burma, 1885-7, Clasp).
COWARD, B. R. T., First Lieutenant of Ranger during the naval and military operations near Suakin, in the Eastern Soudlan, 1884 (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Bronze Star).
DAWSON, C. T., Clerk of Ardent, on the West Coast of Africa, for the suppression of the slave trade, 1857·59, and was present in that ship in the operations against the Sooroo Tribes in the Scaicies Rivelr, 1858; Paymaster of Boadicia during the Zulu war, 1879; mentioned in despatches (Zulu Medal).
DIXSON, W. T., served in Vengeance during the Crimean war, present at the bombardment of Odessa and the sea defences of Sebastopol, on the latter occasion serving as A. D.C. to Lord Edward Russell (Crimea and Turkish Medals, Sebastopol Clasp).
DUPUIS, ARTHUR E., served in the Leander, in the Black Sea, during the Russian war of 1854·56; actively employed in all the operations connected with embarking the army at Varna, and landing at Old Fort; served on shore at Eupatoria during the autumn of 1854, with a detachment of seamen and marines for the defence of that town; from April, 1855, to the close of the siege, served with the Naval Brigade in the Crimea (wounded in trenches, June 18th, J855) ; Midshipman of St. Jean d' Acre at bombardment and capture of Kinburn (Crimean and Turkish Medals, Sebastopol Clasp, 5th Class Medjidie); in 1857, as Midshipman of Raleigh, served in several actions against Chinese war junks in the Canton River, notably those of Escape Creek and Sawshee Channel (severely wounded, May 26th, 1857), and of June 1st in Fatshan Creek, where his boat, the Raleigh's pinnace, sustained a loss of two men killed and six wounded, the gun being dismounted, and eight oars out of fourteen shot away; at the assault and escalade of Canton, 1857, he commanded a company of seamen belonging to the Calcutta (China Medal, Canton and Taku Clasps); captain, commanded Carysfort during the naval and military operations in the Eastern Soudan, at Suakin, 1884-5 (Egyptian Medal, Suakin, 1885; Clasp, Khedive's Bronze Star); Good Service Pension, 1st September, 1890, to 8th October, 1893.
DURRANT, FRANCIS, Midshipman of Trafalgar in the Black Sea, and of Falcon in the Baltic, during the Russian war (Baltic, Crimean, and Turkish Medals, Sebastopol Clasp) ; appointed by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales to be governor to H.R.H. Prince George of Wales, R.N., on H.R.H. joining the Canada, under the command of Captain Durrant, June, 1883; C.M.G. for this service, August, 1884; Captain's Good Service Pension, February, 1888, to January, 1891; Assistant to Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves, September, 1889, to January 1891.
EASTHER, W. L., Naval Instructor of Euryalus during Egyptian war, 1882 (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Bronze Star); also served during the naval and military operations in the Eastern Soudan, 1884: employed as supervisor of telegrams during the operations at Suakin (Sualrin Clasp); B.A.
FARRANT, D., in charge of mortar boat Carron on (cuts here)
?? ... Gambia, 1894, Clasp) ; as Surgeon of St. George (Flag) ; also in the punitive expedition against King Koko, of Nimby, the chief town of Brass, on the River Niger, February 1895. Brass River, 1895; served in the Naval Brigade landed by Rear-Admiral Rawson at Mombosa from the St. George, Pheobe, Barrosa, Racoon, and Blonde, accompanied by sixty Soudanese and fifty Zanzibar Askaris, for the punishment of Mburuk, a rebellious Arab chief, resulting in the capture of his stronghold, M'weli, 17th August, 1895; mentioned in despatches; M.B. ; also present on the occasion of the bombardment and capture of the Sultan of Zanzibar's palace, on the 27th August, 1896, by the Squadron of Rear-Admiral H. H. Rawson, C,B.; mentioned in despatches.
GARDNER, Lieutenant-Colonel R. R, commanded the Royal Marines in the New Zealand War in 1863-64, including the assault on the Gate Pah (mentioned in despatches for gallantry), and action of Te Ranga (Brevet of Major and Medal).
GOOCH, T. S. Mate of Rattler, present at capture of Martaban, at engagements with stockades in the Irrawaddy, and second in command of the Naval Brigade at the storming of Dagon Pagoda, 1852; gazetted; Acting Lieutenant of Fox; employed on detached duty during subsequent operations of the Burmese war (Burmese Medal, Pegu Clasp) ; Lieutenant of Maender during the blockade of Archangel, 1855; Lieutenant of Satellite, received the thanks of the Government of Vancouver's Island, 1858, for assisting the Colonial Surveyor in exploring the island; in 1860 he was sent to the interior of  British Columbia in command of 200 seamen and marines, with a Field Piece, to quell an apprehended insurrection of the miners, and the Lieutenant-Governor officially reported "the rapidity of the advance, and the manifest good discipline of the force" under his orders; when commanding Flamer in 1864, had charge of a squadron of gunboats for the protection of Amoy from the Taeping Rebels. As retired Captain, commanded Bristol Channel Brigade of Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers from April, 1879, to October, 1883 on his giving up the Command, the Admiralty expressed their approbation of his services, and regret at his resignation.
GORDON, W. E., served as Lieutenant of the Royal and Duke of Wellington, flag ship, during the Russian war in the Baltic, 1854·55; present at the bombardment of Sveaborg in 1855 (Baltic Medal) ; First Lieutenant of the Sampson; was present during the China war of 1858 (China Medal and Clasp); Captain's G.S.P., December, 1882, to July, 1885; Admiral-Superintendent, Portsmouth Dockyard, 6th August, 1888, to May, 1801.
GRANT, H. D., Mate of Royal George in the Baltic expeditions, 1854-55; present in the Thistle gunboat at bombardment of Sveaborg (Baltic Medal) ; Lieutenant in Pearl's Naval Brigade in India, 1858, specially mentioned; again specially mentioned for gallantry during action with rebels, 29th April, 1858, his eighth action  the brigade (Indian Medal; C.B., 29th May, 1875; A.D.C. to the Queen, 4th January, 1879, to 18th January, 1881; Assessor under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1878 ; Admiral Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard, July, 1885.
GRANT, Major J. W., served as Lieutenant with the R. M. A. Battalion in the campaign in Egypt, 1882; present at the actions at El Magfar, Kassassin 28th August, 9th September, and Tel-el-Kebir (Egyptian Medal, Tel.el·Kebir Clasp, Khedive's Bronze Star). 
HEYMAN, G. A., Sub-Lieutenant of Myrmidon during the naval and military operations in the Eastern Soudan, at Suakin, 1884-5 (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Bronze Star ) ; Lieutenant of Satellite
KNEVITT, H, P., Mate of Eurydice during 1854, in the White Sea; Lieutenant of Janus; specially mentioned for services at attack on the Peiho forts, 25th June, 1859 ; Lieutenant in charge of the bridge party of Starling, at (cuts here)
LIMA, F., served in C!eopatra during the Burmese war (Burmah Medal, Pegu Clasp); in the Princess Royal in the Baltic, present at the bombardment and capture of Bomarsund (Baltic Medal); in the same ship present at the captures of Kertch, Kinburn, and Sebastopol (Crimean and Turkish Medals, Sebastopol Clasp) ; Paymaster of Achilles during Egyptian war, 1882 (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Bronze Star). 

MACDONOGH, GEO. V., served in the Baltic during the Russian war (Baltic Medal) ; M.D . 

MACFARLANE, G. A., Master of the Magicienne, in the Baltic, in 1855; present at the destruction of a large quantity of Government property, barracks, stores, &c.; was engaged with a battery of artillery in the Gulf of Viborg, and was present at an attack on an earthwork battery at Fredericksham, when all the guns were dismounted; on this occasion he sounded and buoyed the passage whilst under fire; present at the bombardment of Sveaborg, and employed moving mortar vessels and piloting gunboats; nine times honourably mentioned in despatches (Baltic Medal) ; was wrecked in the Perseverance, on one of the Cape de Verde Islands, in October,. 1860; has, at different times, saved eight persons from drowning. Vide Royal Humane Society's Medals, 

McFARLANE, J. W., Navigating Lieutenant of Chester during Egyptian war, 1882 (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Bronze Star). 

MANSEL-JONES, F., Naval Cadet of Northumberland during Egyptian war, 1882 (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Bronze Star). 

MARCH, Lieutenant, served with the R.M. Battalion against the Carlists, on the north coast of Spain, in 1839-40. 

MARTIN, T. R. M., Midshipman of Vernon, landed with her seamen for defence of Monte Video, 1846; Lieutenant of Terrible throughout her service in the Black Sea, during the Crimean war; present at the bombardment of Odessa; at running action with six Russian steamers off Sebastopol, and at many reconnoitring expeditions under the fire of the enemy's forts at Sebastopol; also at Odessa, destroying wreck of Tiger under fire; was in charge of her boats at the landing of the army at Old Fort, and in the expedition to Kertch; at night attack on sea defences of Sebastopol, 2nd October, also in the general engagement, 17th October, 1851; was Senior Lieutenant at fall of Sebastopol, and capture of Kinburn (Crimean and Turkish Medals, Sebastopol Clasp, 5th Class Medjidie) ; J.P. for Hants. 

McDOWALL, W., served as an Assistant Engineer in Vesuvius, throughout the Russian war in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov; assisted in destroying the wreck of the Tiger under a heavy Russian fire; present at capture of Russian forts at Sulina, mouth of the Danube; engaged in the shelling of the Russian left flank during the battle of the Alma; served in the first midnight attack on the forts of Sebastopol, 1st October, 1854; in the general attack on the forts of Sebastopol on 17th October, and was employed in the defence of Balaklava till the spring of 1855; present at the capture of Kertch and Yenikale, and the bombardments of Arobat, Taganrog, Mariupol, and Petrovsky; specially promoted for Sebastopol (Crimean and Turkish Medals, Azov and Sebastopol Clasps); served in Vesuvius, on West Coast of Africa, with Commodore Wise, from April, 1857, to July, 1858; present at the capture of two slave dhows, &c. ; in charge of the Steam Reserve, Malta, November, 1883, to November, 1888. 

McEWEN, J. P., present at attack on Sandham forts; at bombardment of Helsingfors; was in Niger expedition, 1864; ascended the Tehenchegga River within nine miles of Bida; received a letter of thanks from the Admiralty and the Hydrographer, and was promoted to Navigating Lieutenant. 

MCSHANE, C., present at the attack on the sea defences of Sebastopol, 1854; and Surgeon attached to the medical (cuts here)
.. 750 yards from Fort Constantine; was engaged four hours, and suffered severely; shifted to Royal Albert, to which ship Sir E. Lyons transferred his flag on becoming Commander-in-Chief, and took part in the capture of Kertch and Kinburn; in 1856, when on passage through the Archipelago in Royal Albert, it was necessary to beach the ship at the Island of Zen, owing to a serious leak round the screw shaft; a coffer dam was built in three days, and the ship taken to Malta under sail; for this service received the thanks of the Admiralty; was employed at Liverpool in the succeeding three years in organizing the Coast-guard, and establishing the Naval Reserve along that part of the coast, and was most energetic in starting the school-ship Conway, for training officers of the mercantile marine; for these services he received addresses on vellum from the Mercantile Marine Institution of Liverpool, and a service of plate from the Mayor and leading shipowners and merchants; was appointed Director of Transports in 1862, and, at the request of the Secretary of State for India, established the Indian Troop Service for the annual relief of British troops in India, in commissioned troopships, and inaugurated the five Indian troopships for the service in 1867 ; for these services he received the thanks of the Secretary of State for India; was on Committee on the Organization, &c., of the Indian Troop Ship Service, April, 1879; A.D.C. to the Queen, 1865 to 1868; retired in 1883 from the post of Director of Transports, with a special pension of £430 per annum; C.R, 1854; K.C.B., 1871; G.C.B., 1882; (Crimean and Turkish Medals, Sebastopol Clasp, Officer of the Legion of Honour, 3rd Class Medjidie). In the winter, 1871­1872, at the special request of the Secretary of State for India, was sent out to India to report on the Indian Marine. and for this service he received the thanks of the Viceregal Government.
MILNE, Sir A., Bart. (entered the service 1817-18), while Commander of Snake captured the Portuguese slaver Arrogante, November, and the Spanish slaver Matilda, December, 1837, both with full cargoes; Captain of Crocodile, captured the Spanish slaver Mercedita, 1839; Captain of Caledonia, 1842-45; as Flag Captain to Admiral Sir David Milne, G.C.B., at Devonport, was in command of St. Vincent, 1846-47; as Flag Captain to Admiral Sir C. Ogle at Portsmouth, and Flag Captain to Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Napier, in command of the Channel Squadron ; Naval Lord of the Admiralty, December, 1847-June, 1859 ; Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies, 1860-64; Senior Naval Lord of the Admiralty, June, 1866-December, 1868; Commander­in-Chief, Mediterranean, April, 1869-September, 1870; Senior Naval Lord of the Admiralty, 1872-1876; K.C.B. (civil) 20th December, 1858, (military) 1864; G.U.R, 20th May, 1871; Baronet, September, 1876; received the special thanks of the Admiralty on his return from his four years' command of the North America and West Indies Station, and also his command of the Mediterranean and Combined Squadrons, and on many occasions was chairman of various Committees, especially the one to enquire into the state of the defences of our Colonies, 1879; Member of Royal Commission on the Defence of British Possessions and Commerce Abroad, 1881; Elder Brother of the Trinity House; Royal Commissioner for the Exhibition of 1851, and Exhibition in Paris, 1867 ; F.R.S. Ed.; was Vice-President R.G. and other Societies; was Chairman of the Committee of the Jubilee offering to the Queen from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Accompanied by Major Laurenço Edye, R.M.L.L, the Secretary, he attended at Windsor Castle, on the 22nd November, 1888, he had the honour of being received by Her Majesty. when Sir Alexander presented the models of the Britannia and Victoria, Her Majesty expressed her admiration of the beautiful gifts, and the workmanship displayed in the manufacture of the models.
... Mahuta, Kassassin, 28th August (Mentioned in despatches); Kassassin, 9th September; and Tel-el-Kebir ; Brevet of Major (Egyptian Medal, Tel-el-Kebir Clasp, Khedive's Bronze Star, and Medjidie, 4th Class) ; P.S.C. 

NORTHAMPTON, Marquis of; served in Wellesley during China War, 1841-42; commanded her boats at attack on the Bocca Tigris, and at the reduction of Chinghae, 10th November, 1841 (China Medal); went to Madrid and invested the King of Spain with the Order of the Garter; received the Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III. of Spain; K,G. 1885. 

PARISH, Major C. W., served in the Battalion of Royal Marines sent to South Africa for special service in the Zulu war, 1879; served in the Egyptian war; present at the bombardment of Alexandria, 11th July, 1882 (Egyptian Medal, Alex, Clasp, Khedive's Bronze Star). 

PARKS, A. E., served in the Black Sea during the Crimean war (Crimean and Turkish Medals, Sebastopol Clasp, and 5th Class Medjidie). 

RAITT, Major G. D. C., served in the Battalion of Royal Marines sent to South Africa for special service in the Zulu war, 1879; served in the Egyptian war; present at the bombardment of Alexandria, 11th July, 1882 (Egyptian Medal, Alex. Clasp, Khedive's Bronze Star), Naval Intelligence Department, 1st February,1897, 

RATTRAY, G. Y. R., served in Amphitrite for two seasons in the Behring Straits, conveying stores to the Arctic Search Expedition; and in Pique at the attack on Petropaulovski during the Russian war.
READING, J., as carpenter of the Firebrand, commanded by Captain Hyde Parker, served in the Crimean War of 1854-55, and took part in some severe fighting at the mouth of the Danube, where several landings were effected and two heavy batteries were destroyed at the cost of gallant Parker's life. At Varna Mr. Reading superintended the preparation of a number of boats for landing troops, and in his anxiety to facilitate the work he got permission to fit the Firebrand's two paddle-box boats on a plan of his own, and with these he landed a good many men dry, while the men in other boats got up to their knees in water. That those services were appreciated Mr. Reading, who was in the enjoyment of a Greenwich Hospital pension, had reason to remember with pride. His conduct was cordially praised by Lord Raglan, the Commander-in-Chief (Crimean and Turkish Medals).

RICHARDS, Sir G. H., served in the Sulphur and the Starling on a voyage of discovery in the Pacific from 1835-42, and took part in the first China war; Lieutenant of Philomel at Obligado and throughout the Parana Expedition 1845-46; promoted; he was in the Survey of New Zealand from 1847 to 1851, and was commander of Assistance in Arctic Searching Expedition, 1852-51 (Arctic Medal) ; conducted the surveys of Vancouver lsland and British Columbia ; acted as Her Majesty's Commissioner for the settlement of the Oregon boundary, and was Hydrographer of the Admiralty from 1863 till 1874; C.B. (Civil Division), 1871; Knight, 13th August, 1877; K.C.R (Military Division), May, 1886; F.R.S.; F.R.G.S. 

RICHARDS, J., Master's Assistant of Sulphur, 1816; Aide-de-Camp to Commander Belcher in operations against the Chinese, 1840·42 (China Medal; twice mentioned in despatches; Assistant-Surveyor to Sir E. Belcher in Samarang, 1814 ; has been in command of Admiralty surveys for 15 years in Japan, China, Siam, Channel Islands, on the west coast of England, and in the Tagus ; has received several letters of thanks from the Admiralty, more especially for his survey of the last-named river; also, when in command of Saracen, received letters of thanks from the Governor of Hong Kong, the Senior Naval Officer at Singapore, and European residents at Bangkok, for his services in settling a serious dispute that had arisen with the King of Siam, from whom he also received a special letter of thanks; N.P.,1888.
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... of Beirout, and the storming of Sidon; served with the Baltic expedition in 1855, including the action with a battery at the mouth of the Narova, 18th June; wounded (Medal) Greenwich Hospital Pension, 28th January, 1895.
SEARLE, Colonel H. I., was at the action of Eckness, in the Gulf of Finland, 20th May, 1854, in action with the forts of Bomarsund, 15th Aug., and at the surrender of Fort Prasto on the 16th Aug.; served with the Baltic expedition in 1855, and in the mortar-boat flotilla during the bombardment of Sveaborg (Medal); appointed Staff Officer of Pensioners, 1st April, 1864, retiring with honorary rank of Colonel, 16th May, 1885. 

SMITH, F. H., Lieutenant, engaged in the destruction Fatshan flotilla of war junks, 1st June, 1857 (China Medal, Fatshan Clasp); served at capture of Canton December, 1857 (Canton Clasp); promoted; Commander of Torch from June, 1860, to March, 1864, on West Coast of Africa, captured seven slavers; received the thanks of the Executive Council of Bathurst, Gambia, and the approbation of the Admiralty, for services, January, 1861, against the King of Baddiboo, being in Naval Command of the successful landing of the 1st and 2nd West India Regiments, and the storming of the intrenchments in the Swarricunda creek; accompanied the combined naval and military forces on shore, 18th and 21st February, 1861, against the enemy's strongly stockaded posts, which were won after a desperate resistance. 

SPRY, Lieutenant-Colonel E., was at the bombardment of Odessa, 22nd April, 1854; served the Eastern campaign with the R.M. Brigade, including the battle of Balaklava, seige and fall of Sebastopol, also at the surrender of Kinburn (Medal with two Clasps, 5th Class of the Medjidie, and Turkish Medal).

STEPHENS, W. K., Lieutenant; served in boats of Carysfort at the attack on Tortosa, and at St. Jean d'Acre (Medal).
STEWART, WALTER, served in Curacoa, 1854-57, in the Black Sea; present at the battle of Eupatoria and capture of Kinburn (Crimean and Turkish Medals, one Clasp); in Encounter 1862-64 in China, present at several engagements against the Tae-ping Rebels in the Ning-po district; was in temporary command of H.M.S. Hardy at the capture of the pirate fleet at Chusan, 19th and 20th October, 1862; Captain of Calysfort landed at Trinkitat, Soudan, and present at the battle of El Teb, 29th February. 1884; also for some time senior officer at Trinkitat; mentioned in despatches (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Bronze Medal); commanded Carysfort during the naval and military operations in the Eastern Soudan at Suakin, 1884-5 (Suakin Clasp); C.B. on Her Majesty's birthday, 1891; A,D.C. to the Queen, 1st August, 1891, to 31st December, 1892. 

STOKES, R., entered the Service as Vol. 2nd Class on board H. M. brig Cameleon, on the 28th February, 1825, in which vessel he served five years on the Channel and Mediterranean Stations; was employed in boat service against the pirates, capturing ten mistecoes and two schooners, three men on the occasion being severely wounded; also in cutting out a schooner from a port in Candia; was present at the capture of the Island of Geabusa (H.M, ship Cambrian being wrecked on the occasion), and was six months stationed in the fort with a small party of men, and, during the absence of the Governor, was in charge, until Lieutenant Hugh Berners was sent from the Isis to take command, retaining him under his orders, and assisted in quelling a mutiny amongst the Greek garrison, securing the Commandant (Capt Militiades) and sending him into prisoner into Candia, our force being twelve marines and two seamen; 1830, appointed to Undaunted, Captain
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... as-prisoners of-war; apponted to Prince Regent Commodore William Fanshawe Martin; served in her upwards of six years, and when the Russian war was declared, in 1854, was turned over, with officers and men, to the Neptune, Rear-Admiral Corrie, in command of the sailing squadron in the Baltic; assisted in sounding out the approaches to Baro Sound, which services were acknowledged by the Admiralty; in the following year was appointed to the Duke of Wellington, as Master 
of the Fleet, under Vice-Admiral Richard Dundas, and was present at the bombardment and destruction of Sveaborg; at the conclusion of the war (Baltic Medal) was appointed Acting Master Attendant of Haulbowline Yard, and also acted as Agent of Transports in disembarking and embarking Militia Regiments, receiving the thanks of the Military Authorities for the manner 
in which the duty was performed; was appointed Assistant Master Attendant to Portsmouth Dockyard, in December, 1858, and his last appointment as Master Attendant to Chatham Dockyard, January, 1864; retiring January, 1869, after an almost uninterrupted service of forty-four years. 

STOTHERT, S. K., served in the Baltic and in the Naval Brigade in the Crimea (Baltic, Crimean. and Turkish Medals, Sebastopol Clasp) ; Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Gibraltar, 1870; Incumbent of Holy Trinity, Malta, 1870-71, Curate of Camberwell, 1872, Vicar of Northam, 1872-73; D.C.L

TREMLETT, F. S. From 1845 he was employed on the China station as Lieutenant on board of H.M.S Agincourt, Vestal and Childers; was present at all the operations on the coast of Borneo, in 1846; commanded the second division of small-arm men at the taking of the city of Brune; was in charge of the Agincourt's launch, and second in command at the destruction of the pirates' hold at Tampassuk, Borneo; afterwards joined H.M. brig Childers as Senior Lieutenant; in 1847, assisted at the recovery of the crews of the French frigates Gloire and Victorieuse, wrecked on an island off the coast of Corea, for which service the French Government awarded him the Cross of the Legion of Honour, but which was returned, as it was contrary to the Admiralty regulations; in 1848 he was employed blockading 1400 Imperial grain junks, escorted by 20 war junks, in the River Shanghae, this service being specially thanked by letter from the Consul, Mr. Rutherford Alcock, as also the approval of the Government; was Senior Lieutenant of Childers when she was driven by the violence of a typhoon and dismasted on the Pratas shoals, near Formosa, and where she remained 18 days, and was after the most vigorous exertions extricated, being the only then instance of a ship being recovered from those very dangerous rocks, the Commander-in-Chief commending the captain, officers, and ship's company, the Board of Admiralty doing the same, no court-martial being held ; that, subsequently, whilst studying at the Naval College, he projected various inventions which were adopted in the service - a night system of steering apparatus from the bridge for steamers; secondly, the system of police lights between decks for the suppression of crime. as also fighting lanterns, which the concussion consequent on the firing of guns could not extinguish during night actions; in 1858 he joined the Impregnable as Commander, and whilst so employed was specially recommended to the L.C.A. by Admirals Sir Barrington Reynolds and Sir Houston Stewart; on leaving that ship he was employed at the Admiralty to elaborate a system of training boys, and was appointed to command the Impregnable as a training ship in January, 1862; after being inspected by the Admiralty in June, 1863, he was specially promoted for the high state of proficiency of the boys, and of the success of his system of training; he was further appointed Inspector of Training Ships, which appointment
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... in the suppression of piracy by Chinese junks, and especially on the outbreak of hostilities with the Chinese Government in 1856-7; engaged in the destruction of 26 war junks and the French Folly Fort, and in the bombardment of the Bogue Forts, and all the Canton River fortifications (China Medal); subsequently served us Additional Paymaster of the Russell, Neptune, and Indus, and as Paymaster of Cossack, 1863-64, when appointed Secretary to Admiral the Hon. Joseph Denman, Commander-in-Chief on Pacific Station, 1864-67, and from 1870 to 1873 as Paymaster of flagships Pembroke, at Sheerness, and Royal Adelaide at Devonport. 

VINE, W. W., served as Master's Assistant in Waterwitch during the operations and capture of Lagos in 1851 ; in the Britannia at the bombardment of Sebastopol in 1854 (Crimean and Turkish Medals and Sebastopol Clasp); in the Driver, and took part in the operations in the Baltic in 1855 (Baltic Medal): Second Master of the Calcutta in China, and served in the Coromandel tender, during the capture of Canton in 1857; at the capture of Peiho Forts in 1858, and at attack of the Peiho Forts in 1859; Acting Master of the Furious at the landing at Petang, and capture of the Peiho Forts in 1860 (China Medal, Canton and Taku Clasps); Navigating Lieutenant in command of the Dromedary during the Ashantee War (Ashantee Medal); F.R.G.S. 

WADDILOVE, C. L. D., Captain's Good Service Pension; Second in Command of Channel Squadron, June, 1879, to June, 1880; Commander-in-Chief at the Nore, 1st July, 1887, to 1st July, 1888. Vide Royal Humane Society's Awards. 

WATERS, H. C., Sub-Lieutenant, served as Assistant Marine Transport Officer in the Bhamo Frontier operations, 1892-93. 

WATSON, Sir G. W., Volunteer, 1st Class, in Apollo and Dido at capture of Chin-Kiang-foo, and at Nankin; served in a boat action with pirates at Sirhassen, 1844. , as Midshipman of Dido (China Medal); Senior Lieutenant of Royal Albert and Acting Commander of Desperate during the Crimean war; was present at Kertch and Kinburn, and was guazetted (2nd July, 1855) as being engaged in one of the night attacks on the sea defences of Sebastopol (Crimeun and Turkish Medals, Sebastopol Clasp, Medjidie of the 5th Class); in 1857 and 1858, was strongly recommended by Lord Lyons, especially for the valuable assistance rendered by him in laying the telegraph cable between Caglieri, Malta, and Corfu; as Commander of Royal Albert was strongly recommended, on paying-off, by Captain Lacon, April, 1860; commanded Petrel, North America and West Indies 1862-64; Captain of Crocodile troopship from November, 1866, to April, 1870; Fleet Captain to Commander-in-Chief at Sheerness, 1872-75; Commodore at Hong Kong, March, 1876, to May, 1879; Captain of Temeraire, June, 1879, to January 1880; G.S.P., 1st April, 1877, to 8th January, 1880; J,P. for Devon; Admiral Superintendent of Chat-
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... July, 1882, at the subsequent operations there, and in the Suez Canal durinng the occupation (Egyptian Medal, Alexandria Clasp, Khedive's Bronze Star); when Staff Surgeon of the Cormorant was commended by the Admiralty for the judicious measures adopted after the death of the Captain on board that ship, from yellow fever, on passage home from the Pacific, 1889; favourably noted by the Director-General when Surgeon of Plymouth Hospital, 1884, when Staff-Surgeon of the Cormorant, 1887, and when Staff-Surgeon at Chatham Hospital, 1892; M.A., M.D. (University Gold Medallist); on the 12th February ,1894, when Fleet-Surgeon-in-charge at Yarmouth Hospital, a fire of an extensive nature broke out in the roof of the building, owing to the defective construction of a chimney, and after which he was informed by the Admiralty that the fact of the fire having been discovered at once, and extinguished with great celerity, was very creditable to the establishment, and met with their Lordships' approbation. 

WINTER, F. A., Sub- Lieutenant of the Agincourt during the Egyptian war, 1882; promoted (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Bronze Star); First Lieutenant of Kingfisher; served in the Naval Brigade landed under the command of Vice-Admiral Hon. Sir E, R. Fremantle, K.C.B., C.M.G., Commander-in-Chief on the East Indies Station, for the punitive expedition against the Sultan of Vitu, in East Africa, October, 1890; mentioned in despatches (General Africa Medal, Vitu, 1890, Clasp). 

WRIGHT, F. G., Surgeon of Briton during the naval and military operations near Snakin, in the Eastern Soudan, 1884 (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Bronze Star). 

YOUNG, E. D., as Gunner of the Gorgon, on the East Coast of Africa, was frequently in charge of boats cruising after slavers, and captured several dhows; from January, 1862, to March, 1864, commanded the Pioneer, under Dr. Livingstone, on the Zambesi and Shire Rivers; in May, 1867, was appointed to command the Livingstone Search Expedition, taking out, and conveying 75 miles overland, a steel boat in sections to Lake Nyassa; he succeeded in proving the report of Dr. Livingstone's murder to be false; appointed Divisional Officer of Coast Guard, January, 1868; in February, 1875, received two years' leave to conduct the Mission of the Free Church of Scotland to Lake Nyassa, when he took out a steamer in sections, and explored the whole of the lake, discovered the Livingstone range of mountains, 14,000 feet high, and founded the Livingstonia settlement. An account of this journey has been published, entitled "Nyassa." When Divisional Officer of the Coast Guard, Dungeness, received, 18th October, 1878, a gold watch from the Emperor of Germany, in recognition of his services and assistance on the occasion of the loss of the German ironclad Grösser Kurfürst. Promoted to Hon. Lieutenant on retirement, under the provision of a Special Order in Council, 1891; F .R.G.S., July, 1891. 

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