Category:H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrants of July, 1885

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Examinations which began on 10 June provided the following list of successful candidates for naval cadetships in the July 1885 term at H.M.S. Britannia.[1]

  1. Harry Delacombe, 1402 marks (b 7 Feb 1872, retired Sub Lt., retired 6 Jun 1892 to avoid Court Martial)
  2. Cecil Eustace Rooke, 1373
  3. Frederick Wingfield Leith, 1339 (b 22 Aug 1872, Midshipman, resigned 6 Aug 1891)
  4. Charles Edward Beeby Colbeck, 1323
  5. Ralph Philip Clutton, 1322
  6. Aubrey Clare Hugh Smith, 1258
  7. William Nevill England, 1224
  8. Robert William Dalgety, 1202
  9. Herbert Charles John Grant, 1180
  10. Archibald Bertram Watson Higginson, 1170 (b 29 Mar 1872, retired Capt., d 25 Jul 1950)
  11. Charles Julian Begbie, 1168 (b 25 May 1872, Lt., d 20 Jul 1895 enteric fever)
  12. Sydney Stewart Hall, 1165
  13. Hector Lloyd Watts-Jones, 1163
  14. William Hampton Gervis, 1162 (b 24 Dec 1872, Lt., d 19 Jun 1894 at Malta of fever)
  15. Eric Charrington, 1145 (b 30 Apr 1872, retired Capt., d 15 Sep 1927)
  16. Hugh Dudley Richards Watson, 1118
  17. Riby Henry Parry Kewley, 1116 (not found at TNA)
  18. Francis Wade Caulfeild, 1113
  19. Robert Gwynne Corbett, 1109
  20. Henry Arthur Gillett, 1103 (b 24 May 1872, retired Cdr., d 23 Aug 1931)
  21. Philip Streatfeild, 1088
  22. Charles Tibbits, 1085
  23. Arthur John Payne, 1034
  24. Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1073
  25. James Upton Yonge, 1026 (b 17 Jul 1872, Midshipman, resigned O.R. 189X)
  26. Cecil Ryther Acklom, 1021
  27. Louis Charles Stirling Woollcombe, 1009
  28. Henry Leslie Harris, 1004 (not found at TNA)
  29. Harry Hesketh Smyth, 983
  30. Tristan Dannreuther, 973
  31. Colin Mackenzie, 956
  32. Albert Charles Scott, 954
  33. John Bentley Michell, 951 (not found at TNA)
  34. Frank Chaplyn Grover (b 21 Jan 1872, Cdr., resigned to avoid C.M. 1906 for drunkeness) and Henry Cecil Carr, 946
  35. above two tied
  36. Bernard Long and Arthur Edward Phillips, 942
  37. above two tied
  38. Oscar Matthew Makins, 937

Additionally, Lewis Dudley Penfold qualified for a Service Cadetship.

Absent from the above list, the service records of James Rose Price Hawksley and Ernest Henslowe both clearly indicate that they were also part of this term.

Footnotes

  1. "Cadetships In The Navy." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jun 22, 1885; pg. 12; Issue 31479.
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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.