David Murray Anderson

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Admiral SIR David Murray Anderson, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., M.V.O., Royal Navy (11 April, 1874 – 30 October, 1936) was an officer of the Royal Navy. He was appointed Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Newfoundland in 1932, and from 1935 until his death in 1936 he served as Governor of New South Wales, Australia.

William Douglas Paton was his brother-in-law.[1]

Life & Career

Anderson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 23 February, 1895.[2]

On 11 August, 1911, he was promoted to Captain.[3]

On 11 February 1913, he was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Hyacinth.[4]

Anderson was appointed in command of the battleship Ajax on 21 March, 1918.[5]

Great War

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (C.M.G.) on 1 January, 1918.[6]

Flag Rank

Anderson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 6 April, 1922.[7]

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 2 June, 1923.[8]

In the King's Birthday Honours of 3 June, 1930, Anderson was knighted and appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.).[9]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Murray Anderson" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 30 October, 1935. Issue 47519, col A, p. 21.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald L. Crichton
Captain of H.M.S. Hyacinth
11 Feb, 1913[10] – 30 Nov, 1917[11]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Craufurd
Preceded by
George H. Baird
Captain of H.M.S. Ajax
21 Mar, 1918[12] – 29 May, 1919[13]
Succeeded by
Vernon H. S. Haggard
Preceded by
John G. Armstrong
Captain Superintendent, Pembroke Dockyard
17 Feb, 1920[14]
Succeeded by
Arthur B. S. Dutton
Preceded by
Crawford Maclachlan
Senior Naval Officer, Yangtse
8 Aug, 1923[15] – 24 Oct, 1925[16]
Succeeded by
John E. Cameron
Preceded by
Maurice S. FitzMaurice
Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station
27 Dec, 1926[17] – 14 Feb, 1929[18]
Succeeded by
Rudolf M. Burmester

Footnotes

  1. Email from Charles Beer, Paton's grandson, via our contact form, 25 January, 2015.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26647. p. 4233. 26 July, 1895.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 3.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 325.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 726.
  6. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30451. p. 82. 1 January, 1918.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 32672. p. 3030. 14 April, 1922.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 32830. p. 3944. 2 June, 1923.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33611. p. 3475. 3 June, 1930.
  10. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394m.
  11. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 415.
  12. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 725.
  13. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 415.
  14. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 415.
  15. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 415.
  16. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 415.
  17. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 415.
  18. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 415.