Edmund Radcliffe Pears

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Admiral Sir Edmund R. Pears, 1920.
© National Portrait Gallery, London.

Vice-Admiral SIR Edmund Radcliffe Pears, K.B.E.C.B., R.N. (25 April, 1862 – 21 June, 1941) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Pears was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1885.[1]

For his services in Benin, Pears was specially promoted to the rank of Commander on 25 May, 1897.[2]

Pears was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1903.[3]

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Diadem in January 1905, but only for a single month.

In June 1906, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Arrogant.

He was appointed command of the battleship Triumph on 12 November, 1907.[4]

He was appointed as Captain of the battleship Agamemnon on 5 April, 1910.[5]

On 21 December, 1911, Pears was appointed Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Ships.[6] On 5 April, 1913, he was appointed to Impregnable as Commodore, Second Class "in Charge of Boys' Training Service."[7] In the naval manœuvres of that year, he was given command of the Tenth Cruiser Squadron.[8]

Pears was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 February, 1914, vice Bradford.[9]

Great War

Pears was appointed to fly his flag at Invergordon on 13 August, 1914.[10]

He was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1917.[11]

Post-War

Pears was appointed a Knight Commander in the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.) on 1 January, 1919.[12] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 9 January vice Troubridge.[13] He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 24 January, 1920,[14] and was promoted to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 3 March, 1924.[15]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral Sir Edmund Pears" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 24 June, 1941. Issue 48960, col E, p. 7.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry J. D. Laxton
Captain of H.M.S. Perseus
12 Mar, 1901[16] – 3 Jan, 1904[17]
Succeeded by
Marcus R. Hill
Preceded by
Frederick St. G. Rich
Captain of H.M.S. Diadem
3 Jan, 1905[18] – 23 Feb, 1905[19]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Savory
Preceded by
Evelyn R. Le Marchant
Captain of H.M.S. Argonaut
23 Feb, 1905[20] – 1 Apr, 1905[21]
Succeeded by
Edward P. Ashe
Preceded by
Frederick G. Stopford
Captain of H.M.S. Blenheim
1 Apr, 1905[22][23] – 8 Jun, 1906[24]
Succeeded by
Henry Harvey Bruce
Preceded by
John P. Rolleston
Captain of H.M.S. Arrogant
8 Jun, 1906[25] – 9 Sep, 1907[26]
Succeeded by
Ralph Hudleston
Preceded by
Richard B. Farquhar
Captain of H.M.S. Triumph
12 Nov, 1907[27] – 29 Mar, 1909[28]
Succeeded by
William C. Pakenham
Preceded by
William C. Pakenham
Captain of H.M.S. Glory
29 Mar, 1909[29] – 20 Apr, 1909[30]
Succeeded by
Norman L. Stanley
Preceded by
Edward G. W. Davy
Captain of H.M.S. Trafalgar
21 Apr, 1909[31] – 5 Apr, 1910[32]
Succeeded by
Francis W. Kennedy
Preceded by
Bernard Currey
Captain of H.M.S. Agamemnon
5 Apr, 1910[33][34] – 21 Dec, 1911[35]
Succeeded by
Arthur Hayes-Sadler
Preceded by
John M. de Robeck
as Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Ships
Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Establishments
21 Dec, 1911[36] – 5 Jul, 1913
Succeeded by
Commodore 2nd Class in Charge of the Boys' Training Service
Preceded by
Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Establishments
In Charge of Boys' Training ServiceUNIQ9f600236d30909ac-nowiki-0000006D-QINU37UNIQ9f600236d30909ac-nowiki-0000006E-QINU
5 Apr, 1913[38]
Succeeded by
Dudley R. S. de Chair
as Admiral of the Training Service
Preceded by
Theobald W. B. Kennedy
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Arthur
15 Jul, 1913[39]
Succeeded by
George C. Hardy
Preceded by
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Rear-Admiral Commanding, Tenth Cruiser Squadron
15 Jul, 1913[40] – 29 Jun, 1914[41]
Succeeded by
Charles L. Napier
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25485. p. 3002. 30 June, 1885.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26856. p. 2929. 25 May, 1897.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27632. p. 25. 1 January, 1904.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 387.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 14 March, 1910. Issue 39219, col E, p. 7.
  6. "Greenwich Hospital Chapel" (News). The Times. Thursday, 21 December, 1911. Issue 39774, col G, p. 4.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 8 April, 1913. Issue 40180, col F, p. 5.
  8. "The Naval Manœuvres" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 10 June, 1913. Issue 40234, col B, p. 5.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28801. p. 1176. 13 February, 1914.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 3.
  11. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29886. p. 1. 1 January, 1917.
  12. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31099. p. 111. 1 January, 1919.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 31136. p. 1073. 21 January, 1919.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 31779. p. 1831. 13 February, 1920.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 32919. p. 2323. 18 March, 1924.
  16. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  17. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  18. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  19. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  20. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  21. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  22. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 285.
  23. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  24. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  25. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  26. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  27. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  28. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  29. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  30. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  31. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 86.
  32. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  33. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  34. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 274.
  35. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  36. Pears service record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/71.
  37. The Navy List, for May, 1914, Corrected to the 18th April, 1914. p. 90.
  38. Pears service record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/71.
  39. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  40. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  41. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.