Category:H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrants of January, 1888

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The following candidates were accepted as naval cadets for the January, 1888 term of Britannia, in the following order of merit in marks scored in the intake examinations held over several days, starting on 30 November 1887.[1]

  1. Frederic Aubrey Whitehead, 1528
  2. Francis Clifton Brown, 1508
  3. Hugh Keith Arbuthnot, 1373
  4. Richard Huth Walters, 1349
  5. Henry Charles Russel Boucher, 1302 (b 7 Dec 1874, navigator, retired as Capt. 15 May 1922)
  6. Guy Campbell Clarke, 1283 (b 27 May 1874, retired as Sub Lt. due to ill health 19 Jan 1894)
  7. William Johns Beckett Law, 1270
  8. Reginald Abercrombie Willis, 1269 (b 9 Oct 1874, Lt., retired unfit 27 Jan 1902, d in Australia on 6 Jan 1912)
  9. Charles Henry Reynard Atkinson, 1259 (midshipman in Navy List of April, 1891)
  10. Percy Arthur Robarts, 1233
  11. Charles Claude Peaty, 1231 (b 22 May 1874, gunnery, CM drunk on board in 1905, Cdr. rtd, d 1 Nov 1952)
  12. Charles William Trousdale, 1220
  13. George Trewby, 1214
  14. Robert Gordon Douglas Dewar, 1208
  15. Valentine Egerton Bagot Phillimore, 1206
  16. Archibald Cochrane, 1201
  17. Charles Edward Chapman, 1198 (b 4 Sep 1874, Cdr rtd, retired unfit)
  18. Reginald Thomas Forrester, 1186 (b 21 Dec 1874, Midshipman, d in Undaunted on 27 Jan 1892 of diphtheria)
  19. Frederick William Kinahan, 1177
  20. Nithsdale Carleton Atkinson Moore, 1169 (b 10 Oct 1874, gunnery, rtd war service Capt., d 21 May [illeg])
  21. Barnard Roger Stuart Winter, 1166 (b 30 Sep 1874, Lt., d 24 Dec 1901 overdose of laudanum)
  22. Arthur Gainsford Warren, 1149
  23. Alfred Astley Ellison, 1147
  24. Richard Faulkner Herbert Hartland-Mahon, 1144
  25. Hugh Powell Evan Tudor Williams, 1136
  26. John Walter Elmslie Townsend, 1135
  27. Ernest George William Davidson, 1133
  28. Patrick Spencer, 1124
  29. Charles Donald Graham, 1122
  30. Walter Gordon Wilson, 1107 (b 21 Apr 1874, Midshipman, resigned O/R 15 Dec 1892)
  31. Percival Augustus Henderson Brown, 1082 (b 7 Mar 1874, Midshipman, drowned c 15 Jul 1891 in capsized boat at Esquimalt)
  32. Christopher O. Durrant, 1069 (not at TNA or in Navy List of April, 1891)
  33. Francis May, 1066 (b 19 Apr 1874, navigator, war service Cdr rtd, d 1 Jul 1934)
  34. Henry John Montague Rundle, 1064 (b 29 Oct 1874, navigator, Cdr. rtd, ww2 service)
  35. James Hartley Dathan, 1042 (b 12 Oct 1874, navigator, Cdr rtd, )
  36. Wyndham Lerrier Bamber, 1040
  37. Herbert Cayley (b 24 Oct 1874, navigator, Lt., d 26 Jan 1907) and George Walker Mason (b 25 Apr 1874, Lt. Cdr., d 13 Sep 1929), 1039
  38. above two tied
  39. Charles Lachlan Maclean, 1029 (b 20 Sep 1874, retired O/R 28 Feb 1907, war service Capt rtd, d 27 Aug 1958)
  40. Harold Escombe, 1023
  41. Christopher Russell Payne and George Halliday Brown, 1006
  42. above two tied
  43. Henry Tryon, 1001 (not found at TNA)
  44. John Henry Loftie, 998
  45. Alfred Barnett Barker, 995
  46. Henry Willcox Osburn, 968
  47. Malcolm C. Farrington, 967 (not at TNA or in Navy List of April, 1891)
  48. William Leslie Elder, 958
  49. William Herbert Grieve, 954
  50. Francis E. Blackwood, 953 (not at TNA or in Navy List of April, 1891)
  51. Cecil Halsted France-Hayhurst, 949
  52. Patrick James Boyle, 933
  53. Cyril Asser and Basil Stratford Noake, 931
  54. above two tied
  55. Clarence Alban Fulcher, 930
  56. Charles Richard Wynn Brewis, 925 (b 7 Oct 1874, navigator, war service Capt rtd, d 31 Jan 1953)
  57. Henry Ludovic Drummond, 882 (b 16 Oct 1874, Sub Lt., retired 4 May 1895 for failing to pass exams)
  58. Cyril Beauchamp Hampshire, 880
  59. Sydney Ernest Martin, 874 (not found at TNA)

According to his service record, John Ernest Troyte Harper joined the term a little late – in March, 1888 – and passed out with the others.

In addition, Arthur Kenneth Macrorie was accepted as a Colonial Cadet, scoring 750 marks.

Footnotes

  1. "Cadetships In The Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 10, 1887; pg. 7; Issue 32252.
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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.