Evelyn Robert Le Marchant

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Admiral Evelyn Robert Le Marchant, D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (25 January, 1858 – 11 February, 1949) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Le Marchant was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1882.[1]

Le Marchant was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1896.[2]

Le Marchant was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1902.[3]

In January 1905, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Argonaut.[4] He was not to remain there long, however, as on 15 March, he was appointed in command of the second class battleship Nile.[5]

Le Marchant was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Hogue on 20 December, 1906.[6]

Le Marchant was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 19 December, 1912, vice Purey-Cust.[7] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 14 January, 1913.[8]

Great War

On 22 December, le Marchant was appointed to M.F.A. Ilex for service at Kingstown, with his flag flown on shore. He was reappointed to the same position on 1 July, born on the books of M.F.A. Boadicea II.[9][10] On 22 December he was appointed to Egmont,[11] as Rear-Admiral of Patrols, Malta.[12]

He was appointed a companion of the Distinguished Service Order on 1 January, 1918.[13] He was invested with the honour on 4 May at Buckingham Palace.[14]

Retirement

Le Marchant was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 23 October, 1917,[15] and to Admiral on the Retired List on 16 May, 1921.[16]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral E. R. Le Marchant" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 14 February, 1949. Issue 51305, col E, p. 6.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh P. Williams
Captain of H.M.S. Brilliant
8 Mar, 1904[17] – 12 Dec, 1904[18]
Succeeded by
Philip Walter
Preceded by
George H. Cherry
Captain of H.M.S. Argonaut
3 Jan, 1905[19] – 12 Feb, 1905[20]
Succeeded by
Edmund R. Pears
Preceded by
Robert S. Rolleston
Captain of H.M.S. Nile
13 Feb, 1905[21] – 19 Dec, 1906[22]
Succeeded by
Price V. Lewes
Preceded by
Arthur Y. Moggridge
Captain of H.M.S. Hogue
20 Dec, 1906[23] – 10 May, 1908[24]
Succeeded by
Thomas W. Kemp
Preceded by
Francis S. Miller
Captain of H.M.S. Sutlej
11 May, 1908[25] – 13 Jan, 1909[26]
Succeeded by
Thomas D. L. Sheppard
Preceded by
Charles W. Winnington-Ingram
Captain-in-Charge of the Southern Coast Guard District
19 Apr, 1909[27] – 4 Jan, 1911[28]
Succeeded by
William H. Baker-Baker
Preceded by
John A. Tuke
Captain of Devonport Dockyard
5 Jan, 1911[29] – 14 Jan, 1913[30]
Succeeded by
John Nicholas
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25123. p. 3031. 30 June, 1882.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26809. p. 3. 1 January, 1897.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 3. 2 January, 1903.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 578.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 10 November, 1906. Issue 38174, col B, p. 13.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28674. p. 9783. 24 December, 1912.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28681. p. 325. 14 January, 1913.
  9. ADM 196/20. f. 578.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1915). p. 4.
  11. ADM 196/20. f. 578.
  12. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (March, 1916). p. 8. This source gives his date of appointment as 24 December.
  13. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30451. p. 86. 1 January, 1918.
  14. ADM 196/39. f. 791.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 30369. p. 11474. 6 November, 1917.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 32329. p. 4004. 20 May, 1921.
  17. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  18. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  19. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  20. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  21. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  22. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  23. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  24. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  25. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  26. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  27. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  28. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  29. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  30. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.