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De Chair, Dudley Lawson Stratford

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Title Admiral (RN)
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Birth 30/08/1864 Death 17/08/1958
Place Lennoxville Place Brighton
Area Area
Country Canada East Country UK
 
Titles
Honours KCB. KCMG. MVO (4th Class). Distinguished Service Medal (USA). Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (France).
Awards LLD (McGill University 1917).
Qualifications
 
Biography
He served as the Governor of New South Wales Australia 1923-30. His ashes were scattered in the English Channel.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RN (With seniority dated 15/01/1878). He served in H.M.S. Brittania 1878. He was appointed as a Midshipman RN. He served in H.M.S. Alexandra for Training. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 19/05/1884) (He obtained five firsts). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 19/05/1885). He served in HMS Vernon, (Egyptian War service). He was present at the bombardment of Alexandria Egypt where he landed with the Naval Brigade and was taken prisoner. He was appointed as a Commander RN (With seniority dated 22/06/1897). He served in H.M.S. Majestic. He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 26/06/1902). Naval Attache to the Courts of Maritime Powers 1902. He was appointed as the Naval Attache to North and South America 1903-4. He served in H.M.S. Cochrane (In command) 1906. He was appointed as the Assistant Comptroller of the Navy 1910-12. He was appointed as the Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty 1912-14. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 31/07/1912). He was appointed as the Commanding Officer 10th Cruiser Squadron 1914-16. He was appointed as the Naval Advisor to the Foreign Office War Mission to the United States 1916-17. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 05/10/1917). He was appointed as the Commanding Officer 3rd Battle Squadron 1917-18. He served as the Admiral Commanding the Coastguard and Naval Reserve 1918-21. He was appointed as a Admiral RN (With seniority dated 25/11/1920). He was the President of the Inter-Allied Naval Commission for the Disposal of Enemy Vessels in 1922. (He retired from the Royal Navy in 1923.) (He was qualified for gunnery duties. He was the winner of the Goodenough Medal.)
 
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References
MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
Last update
2011-01-31

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