Day Hort Bosanquet

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Admiral Sir Day H. Bosanquet.

Admiral SIR Day Hort Bosanquet, G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.C.B., J.P., D.L., Royal Navy (22 March, 1843 – 28 June, 1923) was an officer of the Royal Navy. From 1909 to 1914 he served as Governor of the Australian state of South Australia.

Early Life & Career

Bosanquet was appointed to the Bristol again on 26 January, 1871.[1] A Midshipman, Seymour Fortescue, later wrote of him: "He was a thoroughly good fellow and a gentleman, to begin with, and a first-rate seaman and disciplinarian to go on with, and though he kept us all in terrific order he was none the less very popular."[2]

Bosanquet was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1882.[3]

Bosanquet was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 May, 1897, vice Bedford.[4]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 July, 1902, vice Lake.[5]

On the occasion of the King's birthday, Bosanquet was 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.) on 30 June, 1905.[6] On 4 December he was promoted to the rank of Admiral, vice Fisher.[7]

On 9 February, 1907, Bosanquet was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth.[8] On 3 August, he was appointed a Knight Grand Cross in the Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.), on the occasion of the King's visit to the Home Fleet.[9]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 22 March.[10]

On the occasion of King George V's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the First Class, or Knight Grand Cross, in the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (G.C.M.G.) on 22 June, 1914.[11]

Bibliography

  • "A Sailor of the Old School" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 30 June, 1923. Issue 43381, col E, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur T. Brooke
Captain of H.M.S. Opal
27 Apr, 1886[12]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Uvedale C. Singleton
Captain of H.M.S. Neptune
14 May, 1891[13]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Sir William Wiseman, Bart.
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Impregnable
1 Apr, 1893[14]
Succeeded by
Pelham Aldrich
Preceded by
Robert H. Harris
Inspecting Captain of Boys Training Ships
1 Apr, 1893[15]
Succeeded by
Pelham Aldrich
Preceded by
Robert H. Harris
Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Ships
1 Apr, 1893[16]
Succeeded by
Pelham Aldrich
Preceded by
Archibald L. Douglas
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
5 Jun, 1899[17]
Succeeded by
Sir Charles C. Drury
Preceded by
Sir Archibald L. Douglas
Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
1 Sep, 1904[18]
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Inglefield as Rear Admiral Commanding, Fourth Cruiser Squadron
Preceded by
Sir Archibald L. Douglas
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth Station
9 Feb, 1907[19]
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur D. Fanshawe

Footnotes

  1. ADM 196/36. f. 120.
  2. Fortescue. Looking Back. p. 24.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25123. p. 3031. 30 June, 1882.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26855. p. 2854. 21 May, 1897.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27455. p. 4609. 18 July, 1902.
  6. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27811. p. 4548. 30 June, 1905.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27861. p. 8812. 8 December, 1905.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 9 February, 1907. Issue 38252, col B, p. 9.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28048. p. 5390. 6 August, 1907.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28122. p. 2260. 24 March, 1908.
  11. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28842. p. 4878. 22 June, 1914.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 234.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 238.
  14. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 233.
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 15 March, 1893. Issue 33899, col F, p. 10.
  16. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 15 March, 1893. Issue 33899, col F, p. 10.
  17. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 88.
  18. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 25 August, 1904. Issue 37482, col C, p. 8.
  19. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 9 February, 1907. Issue 38252, col B, p. 9.