Category:H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrants of January, 1887

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Following several days of competitive examinations which commenced on 24 November, 1886 fifty-seven candidates for naval cadetships were accepted for the January, 1887 intake term at the training ship H.M.S. Britannia in the following order of merits.[1]

For some reason, Robert Wilberforce Myburgh is absent in the article, but his service record clearly indicates his presence in this term.

  1. Digby St. Aubyn Percy Weston, 1433
  2. Octavius Henry Bonham-Carter, 1405 (b 4 Aug 1873, gunnery, d as Lt. of typhoid, 12 Oct 1901)
  3. Charles Hay Forbes, 1384
  4. Frank Oswald Lewis, 1366
  5. Henry Reginald Shipster (b 25 Sept 1873, Ryder Prize, gunnery, d as Lt. 22 Dec 1909 of pneumonia) and Philip Agnew Bateman-Champain, 1339
  6. above two tied
  7. Francis Gerald Forde, 1333 (b 6 Mar 1874, d. as Midshipman of consumption 10 Aug 1890)
  8. Norman Spencer Johnson, 1318 (b 16 Aug 1873, removed from list as Sub-Lt. 13 Aug 1896)
  9. Spencer Dundas Forbes, 1310
  10. John Pratt de Montmorency, 1254
  11. George Norman Ballard, 1225
  12. Charles Montagu Foot, 1221
  13. James Herbert Simpson Bourne, 1219 (b 6 Jun 1874, gunnery, d as Lt. in Mars in gun accident 14 April 1902)
  14. Martin Theodore Daniel, 1198 (b 7 Oct 1873, navigation, ret unfit 8 Jul 1907, fought in war, Capt ret, d 1 Nov 1935)
  15. John Campbell Kennedy, 1197 (b 15 Nov 1873, resigned as Lt. due to private affairs 25 Mar 1898)
  16. Edward Hilary Rymer, 1179
  17. Fitz-Walter George Probyn Butler, 1174 (b 20 Mar 1874, navigation, Capt ret, became Lord Dunboyne, d 9 May 1945)
  18. William Henry Dudley Boyle, 1165
  19. Edmund Clifton Carver, 1160
  20. Arthur Beckett Hughes, 1148
  21. Frederick George Brine, 1147
  22. Robert Ernest Vaughan, 1141
  23. Robert Cathcart Kemble Lambert, 1140
  24. Arthur Allan Morison Duff, 1128
  25. Reginald Arthur Norton, 1120
  26. Oswald Harcourt Davies and David Murray Anderson, 1092
  27. above two tied
  28. William Henry Edgell, 1090 (unclear... may have served as acting Chaplain during war)
  29. The Hon. Lionel John Olive Lambart, 1077
  30. William Campbell Gardner, 1072 (b 8 Dec 1873, resigned Feb 1898, emergency list, Lt. Cdr., some war service)
  31. Richard Greville Arthur Wellington Stapleton-Cotton, 1067
  32. Edward Alexander Thomas, 1059
  33. Arthur H. Gilbertson, 1052 (not at TNA or in Navy List of April, 1891)
  34. Charles Edward Whately Pyddoke, 1047
  35. Herbert Norris Hunter, 1040
  36. Marcus Francis Beresford Whyte, 1036
  37. James Tobin Bush, 1028
  38. Herbert Carless Swayne, 1019 (not found at TNA)
  39. Humphrey Wykeham Bowring and Edgar Robert Morant, 1017
  40. above two tied
  41. Fawcet Wray, 1013
  42. John Gilbert de Odingsells Coke, 1000
  43. Frederick Shirley Litchfield-Speer, 997
  44. Vivian George Kennard, 994 (not found at TNA)
  45. Robert Mairis Haynes, 980
  46. Oswald McDonough English, 970
  47. Theodore W. C. Moriarty, 955 (not at TNA or in Navy List of April, 1891)
  48. Rowland Henry Bather, 946
  49. A. St. M. Mackintosh, 939 (not at TNA; our Navy List of April, 1891 is missing his page)
  50. Walter Reginald Glynn Petre and George Edward Nares (b 13 Aug 1875, son of Rear Adm, died 16 Jul 1905 as Lt. of illness), 935
  51. above two tied
  52. Henry Cyril Royds Brocklebank, 931
  53. John Kenneth Crawley, 924
  54. James William Guy Innes, 921
  55. Henry FitzRoy George Talbot, 892
  56. William George Ainslie Kennedy, 889
  57. G. F. A. Henniker, 880 (not at TNA or in Navy List of April, 1891)

In addition, Henry Tritton Buller was accepted as a Service Cadet.

Footnotes

  1. "Cadetships In The Navy." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Dec 07, 1886; pg. 10; Issue 31936.
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From September 1903 entries were also made to the Royal Naval College, Osborne under the Selborne Scheme. The Britannia was closed in July 1905 after the May entry, which was sent to Bermuda with the January entry. The following two terms under the old scheme were sent straight to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.