Edward Astley Astley-Rushton

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Vice-Admiral Edward Astley Astley-Rushton, C.B., C.M.G., Royal Navy (4 September, 1879 – 18 July, 1935) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

He was named Edward Astley Rushton before changing his name by poll deed on 26 June, 1917.[1]

Life & Career

Rushton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1900.[2]

Rushton was promoted to Commander on 31 December, 1910.[3]

He was appointed to the Southampton on 26 June, 1913. On 17 June, 1916, he was made Acting Captain in Southampton, being promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1916 and superseded in command on 8 August.[4]

He was appointed in command of the light cruiser H.M.A.S. Melbourne on 14 December, 1916.[5]

On 1 February, 1919, Astley-Rushton was appointed Deputy Director of Training and Staff Duties.[6]

In April 1919, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Canterbury.

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 21 June:

For valuable services as Second in Command of H.M.S. "Southampton," and later as Commanding Officer of H.M.A.S. "Melbourne," in the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron.[7]

In October 1925, he was appointed in command of Malaya.

On the occasion of the King's birthday Astley-Rushton was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 3 June, 1927.[8] He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 August, vice Longden.[9]

Astley-Rushton was promoted to Vice-Admiral on 2 July, 1932. He died in a motor car accident.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral Astley-Rushton" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 20 July, 1935. Issue 47121, col B, p. 17.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Herbert W. W. Hope
Captain of H.M.S. Kite
15 Jul, 1909[11][12] – 1 Mar, 1911[13]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Blake
Preceded by
William E. Goodenough
Captain of H.M.S. Southampton
17 Jun, 1916[14] – 8 Aug, 1916[15]
Succeeded by
William E. Goodenough
Preceded by
William E. Goodenough
Captain of H.M.A.S. Melbourne
14 Dec, 1916[16][17] – 1 Feb, 1919[18]
Succeeded by
Reginald J. N. Watson
Preceded by
Guy P. Bigg-Wither
Deputy Director of Training and Staff Duties
1 Feb, 1919[19] – 8 Feb, 1921[20]
Succeeded by
Noel F. Laurence
Preceded by
Graham R. L. Edwards
Captain of H.M.S. Canterbury
31 Mar, 1921[21]c. Apr, 1922[22]
Succeeded by
Robert A. Rice
Preceded by
George N. Tomlin
Captain of H.M.S. Malaya
15 Oct, 1925[23] – Mar, 1927[24]
Succeeded by
Cecil V. Usborne
Preceded by
Rudolf M. Burmester
Director of the Mobilisation Department
18 Dec, 1928[25] – 18 Dec, 1930[26]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. R. Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax
as Director of the Manning Department
Preceded by
The Hon. Matthew R. Best
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Second Cruiser Squadron
27 Apr, 1931[27] – 15 Dec, 1932[28]
Succeeded by
Percy L. H. Noble
Preceded by
William M. Kerr
Vice-Admiral Commanding, Reserve Fleet
24 Apr, 1934[29] – 15 Dec, 1932[30]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Dickens
 

Footnotes

  1. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  2. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  3. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  4. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 949.
  6. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 31 January, 1919. Issue 42012, col F, p. 12.
  7. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31413. p. 7905. 21 June, 1919.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33280. p. 3605. 3 June, 1927.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 33300. p. 5105. 5 August, 1927.
  10. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 312.
  12. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  13. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  14. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  15. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 949.
  17. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  18. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  19. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  20. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  21. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  22. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  23. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  24. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  25. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  26. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  27. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  28. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  29. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  30. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.