Francis Eaton Travers

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Captain (retired) Francis Eaton Travers, C.M.G., Royal Navy (23 September or 24 September, 1863 – 16 December, 1953) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a Colonel R. Travers, Francis passed out of Britannia in December 1878 and was appointed to the central battery ironclad Invincible in the Mediterranean for a little over three years.[1]

Travers was awarded the Egyptian Medal 1882.

Travers was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 1886.

Travers was promoted to the rank of Commander with seniority of 1899.

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903 Travers was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 October, 1909, with permission to assume the rank of Captain.[2]

He served as a Transport Officer in Plymouth, Salonika and Marseilles during the Great War. He reverted to the Retired List on 1 April, 1919.[3]

Bibliography

  • "Captain Eaton Travers" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 18 December, 1953. Issue 52808, col F, pg. 10.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry H. Campbell
Captain of H.M. T.B. 78
22 Jul, 1890[4][5] – 26 Aug, 1890[6]
Succeeded by
George A. Rooke
Preceded by
Robert H. J. Stewart
Captain of H.M.S. Redbreast
20 Jan, 1898[7]
Succeeded by
Marcus R. Hill
Preceded by
Selby H. B. Ash
Captain of H.M.S. Barracouta
17 Apr, 1903[8]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William F. Tunnard
Captain of H.M.S. Barossa
21 Dec, 1903[9]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Claud A. W. Hamilton
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Boscawen
Oct, 1905[Inference] – 28 Feb, 1906
Succeeded by
Edward B. Cloete
Preceded by
?
Divisional Naval Transport Officer, Plymouth
5 Apr, 1915[10] – May, 1916[11]
Succeeded by
Salisbury H. Simpson
Preceded by
?
Divisional Naval Transport Officer, Devonport
May, 1916[12] – 26 Jan, 1917[13]
Succeeded by
George W. H. Martin
Preceded by
?
Divisional Naval Transport Officer, Salonika
26 Jan, 1917[14] – 16 Jan, 1918[15]
Succeeded by
William Mellor
Preceded by
?
Senior Naval Officer, Marseilles
16 Jan, 1918[16] – 1 Mar, 1919[17]
Succeeded by
George S. Hewett
Preceded by
John P. de Montmorency
Principal Naval Transport Officer, Marseilles
16 Jan, 1918[18] – 1 Mar, 1919[19]
Succeeded by
George S. Hewett

Footnotes

  1. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 28294. p. 7353. 5 October, 1909.
  3. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  4. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  5. "Naval Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 19 July, 1890. Issue 33068, col C, p. 12.
  6. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 287.
  8. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 232.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 283.
  10. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  11. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  12. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  13. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  14. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  15. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  16. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  17. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  18. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  19. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.