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Kingsmill, Charles Edmund

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Title Admiral (RN)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 07/07/1855 Death 15/07/1935
Place Guelph Place Portland
Area Area ON
Country Canada West Country Canada
Honours Kt. Order of Osmanieh 4th Class (Sudan), Grand Officer of the Crown of Italy (Italy), Officer of the Legion d'Honneur (France).
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RN (With seniority dated 24/09/1869). He was appointed as a Midshipman RN (With seniority dated 21/06/1871). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 20/12/1875). He served in the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert as Additional 1877. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 05/09/1877). He served in H.M.S. Vernon for Torpedo Qualification Course (Failed to Qualify) 1879-81. He served in H.M.S. Arab 1883, (He served as the First Lieutenant of H.M.S. Arab during the naval and military operations near Suakin in Eastern Sudan 1884 (Egypt Medal, Khedive's Star). He was appointed as the British Vice-Consul and British Agent at Zeyla on the south-east coast of the Gulf of Aden in 1884. He served in HMS Goldfinch (In command) 1890 (Ist Class Gunboat on Australian Station). He was appointed as a Commander RN (With seniority dated 30/06/1891). He served in HMS Archer (In command) 1895 (3rd Class Cruiser on China Station). He served in HMS Immortalite 1893 (1st Class Armoured Cruiser in the Channel Squadron). He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 31/12/1898). He served in H.M.S. Majestic 1905. He served in H.M.S. Dominion (In command) 1906. He served in H.M.S. Repulse (In command) 1907. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (Ret.) RN (With seniority dated 12/05/1908). He served as Director Marine Services of the Department of Marine and Fisheries (Canada) 1908. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 17/05/1913). He was appointed as an Admiral (Ret.) RN (With seniority dated 03/04/1917). He served as Director of Naval Service 1910-1920. (He was retired 1920).
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Aircraft Flown
Named Features
Longstaff, Fredereick V. (1941); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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