Edmond John Warre Slade

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Admiral Sir Edmond J. W. Slade.

Admiral SIR Edmond John Warre Slade, K.C.I.E., K.C.V.O., Royal Navy (20 March, 1859 – 20 January, 1928) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Slade was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 8 December, 1879.[1]

He was appointed to Vernon on 9 September, 1883 to qualify as a torpedo Lieutenant.[2]

On 4 July, 1888, Slade was loaned to command the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 60 for manoeuvres.[3]

A fellow officer of Slade's in Trafalgar, Lieutenant Sydney Fremantle, later recalled that, "Slade (the first lieutenant), usually known as "Nutty", was a highly accomplished officer, though he found little favour with the ship's company …"[4]

Slade was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1894.[5]

On 31 December, 1899, Slade was promoted to the rank of Captain.[6]

On 25 April 1902, he relieved Arthur Murray Farquhar in command of the second class protected cruiser Diana, staying in her until 8 June.[7]

On the occasion of the King's visit to Malta Slade was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 21 April, 1903.[8]

He was appointed President of the Royal Naval War College - the most junior in rank to hold that post, before being appointed Director of Naval Intelligence in 1907.

Collard Court-Martial

On 4 December, 1906 Slade was called upon to sit as a member of the Court trying Lieutenant Bernard St. G. Collard. Collard was accused of two charges, namely (1) committing an act to the prejudice of good order and naval discipline by punishing a stoker, and (2) improperly using a disciplinary order in punishing the stoker.

The case had drawn much attention in the media of the day, due to the perceived flouting of authority by Collard, a new arrival at the Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth. After deliberating for the afternoon, the Court found the first charge partly proved and ordered Collard reprimanded, an insignificant sign of guilt. The second charge was dismissed, and Slade returned to Terpsichore and command of the Royal Naval War College.

He was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VII on 1 March, 1908, vice Bethell.[9]

Flag Rank

Slade was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 November, 1908, vice Niblett.[10] Francis C. B. Bridgeman told Herbert G. King-Hall, who then told his brother George F. King-Hall, that Slade was being sent to the East Indies to get him out of the Admiralty.[11] He relieved Sir George Warrender as Commander-in-Chief on the East Indies Station on 17 April, 1909.[12] He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (K.C.I.E.) on 2 January, 1911.[13] He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) on 12 December.[14]

Slade was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 25 April, 1914.[15]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 19 August, 1917, vice Lowry,[16] and was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 September.[17]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Edmond Slade" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 23 January, 1928. Issue 44797, col C, p. 17.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Appointment
In Command of the Royal Naval War College
1906 – 1907
Succeeded by
Robert S. Lowry

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 60
4 Jul, 1888[18][19] – 25 Aug, 1888
Succeeded by
Lewis Bayly
Preceded by
Henry J. L. Clarke
Captain of H.M. T.B. 53
18 Jul, 1889[20] – 3 Sep, 1889[21]
Succeeded by
Arthur B. F. Dawson
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Skipjack
21 Jul, 1892[22] – 3 Sep, 1892[23]
Succeeded by
James P. Montgomery
Preceded by
Ernest G. Rason
Captain of H.M.S. Cocktrice
1 Jan, 1895[24] – 28 Jan, 1898[25]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Ewen F. Domville
Captain of H.M.S. Algerine
4 Mar, 1898[26]
Succeeded by
Robert H. J. Stewart
Preceded by
Arthur M. Farquhar
Captain of H.M.S. Diana
25 Apr, 1902[27][28]
Succeeded by
David Beatty
Preceded by
Henry J. May
Captain of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
13 May, 1904[29]
Succeeded by
Edward C. Villiers
Preceded by
Henry J. May
as In Command of the War Course College
Captain of the War Course College
13 May, 1904[30] – 17 Jul, 1904[31]
Succeeded by
Edmond J. W. Slade
Preceded by
Frank H. Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Goliath
18 Jul, 1904[32] – 18 Aug, 1904[33]
Succeeded by
John Casement
Preceded by
Edmond J. W. Slade
Captain of the War Course College
19 Aug, 1904[34] – 31 Oct, 1907[35]
Succeeded by
Robert S. Lowry
as In Command of the Royal Naval War College, Greenwich
Preceded by
William H. Baker-Baker
Captain of H.M.S. Terpsichore
10 Nov, 1906[36]
Succeeded by
George P. W. Hope
Preceded by
Herbert G. King-Hall
Director of Naval Intelligence
1 Nov, 1907[37] – 2 Mar, 1909[38]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Alexander E. Bethell
Preceded by
Sir George J. S. Warrender, Bart.
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
3 Mar, 1909[39] – 11 Apr, 1912[40]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Sir Alexander E. Bethell

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24791. p. 7324. 12 December, 1879.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 250.
  3. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  4. Fremantle. My Naval Career. p. 68.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26471. p. 7581. 29 December, 1893.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27150. p. 3. 2 January, 1900.
  7. Slade Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111}}
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27560. p. 3525. 2 June, 1903.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28115. p. 1496. 3 March, 1908.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28193. p. 8028. 6 November, 1908.
  11. Diary entry for 21 November, 1908.
  12. Hazell's Annual, 1910. p. 199.
  13. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28452. p. 4. 2 January, 1911.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 28559. p. 9364. 12 December, 1911.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 28828. p. 3662. 5 May, 1914.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 30248. p. 8703. 24 August, 1917.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 30267. p. 9151. 4 September, 1917.
  18. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  19. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1199.
  20. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1199.
  21. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1199.
  22. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1199.
  23. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1199.
  24. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.
  25. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.
  26. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 223.
  27. Slade Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.
  28. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 247.
  29. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1201.
  30. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1201.
  31. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.
  32. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.
  33. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.
  34. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.
  35. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.
  36. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 383.
  37. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1201.
  38. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.
  39. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.
  40. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.