Cresswell John Eyres

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Admiral Cresswell J. Eyres.
Photograph: © National Portrait Gallery, London.

Admiral Cresswell John Eyres, D.S.O., O.B.E., Royal Navy, Retired (20 March, 1862 – 12 October, 1949) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Eyres was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 20 September, 1882.[1]

Eyres was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1897.[2]

Captain

Eyres was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1903.[3]

He was appointed in command of the Spartiate on 14 July, 1905.[4]

He was appointed in command of Jupiter on 18 June, 1907.[5]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Irresistible on 1 May, 1908.[6]

Eyres was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George V on 20 September, 1912, vice Campbell.[7] He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 23 June, 1913.[8]

Great War

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, Eyres was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 18 December, 1914.[9] On that same day, he was appointing in command of motor boats in Belgian waters, remaining in that role until 11 June, 1915 when he was discharged to retired pay. Nonetheless, he was appointed to Europa to serve as a beachmaster for Gallipoli operations, as a Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve.[10]

Eyres was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 September, 1918.[11] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 June, 1922.[12]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral C. J. Eyres" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 18 October, 1949. Issue 51515, col E, p. 7.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis G. Eyre
Captain of H.M.S. Spartiate
14 Jul, 1905[13] – 15 Jun, 1907[14]
Succeeded by
Carlton V. de M. Cowper
Preceded by
William F. De Salis
Captain of H.M.S. Jupiter
18 Jun, 1907[15] – 1 May, 1908[16]
Succeeded by
Sir Robert K. Arbuthnot, Bart.
Preceded by
Hugh P. Williams
Captain of H.M.S. Irresistible
1 May, 1908[17] – 5 Apr, 1910[18]
Succeeded by
Edmund H. Smith
Preceded by
Herbert Lyon
Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong
14 Apr, 1910[19] – 26 Apr, 1912[20]
Succeeded by
Robert H. Anstruther
Preceded by
Mark E. F. Kerr
Assistant to Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves
16 Nov, 1912[21] – 5 Apr, 1913[22]
Succeeded by
Hugh H. D. Tothill
Preceded by
Reginald A. Allenby
Captain of H.M.S. Temeraire
5 Apr, 1913[23] – 1 Sep, 1913[24]
Succeeded by
Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25167. p. 5051. 14 November, 1882.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26924. p. 7854. 31 December, 1897.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27572. p. 4187. 3 July, 1903.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 13 July, 1905. Issue 37758, col D, p. 10.
  5. Eyres Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 9.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 333.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28653. p. 7584. 15 October, 1912.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28732. p. 4564. 27 June, 1913.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 29011. p. 10816. 18 December, 1914.
  10. Eyres Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 9.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 30887. p. 10549. 6 September, 1918.
  12. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 32719. p. 4474. 13 June, 1922.
  13. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 13 July, 1905. Issue 37758, col D, p. 10.
  14. Eyres Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 9.
  15. Eyres Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 9.
  16. Eyres Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 9.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 333.
  18. Eyres Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 9.
  19. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 21 April, 1910. Issue 39252, col C, p. 9.
  20. Eyres Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 9.
  21. Eyres Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 9.
  22. Eyres Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 9.
  23. Eyres Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 9.
  24. Eyres Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 9.