- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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,
- 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
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,
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
- FARRANT, D., in charge of mortar
boat Carron on
... 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.
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
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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).
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.
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
750 yards from Fort Constantine; was engaged four hours, and suffered
severely; shifted to Royal
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
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,
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
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.
Sir A., Bart. (entered the service 1817-18), while Commander of Snake
the Portuguese slaver Arrogante, November, and the Spanish
1837, both with full cargoes; Captain of Crocodile,
the Spanish slaver Mercedita, 1839; Captain of Caledonia,
as Flag Captain to Admiral Sir David Milne, G.C.B., at Devonport,
was in command of St.
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
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.
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;
- Of t;Hlon; Berveel wIth the
... 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.
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 (cuts
... 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 (cuts
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-
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.