Frederick Greville Egerton

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Commander Frederick Greville Egerton, Royal Navy (15 April, 1869 – 2 November, 1899) was a gunnery officer of the Royal Navy. After his death in the Boer War, the Commander Egerton Prize was created in his name.

Early Life & Career

Born the son of Vice-Admiral The Honourable Francis Egerton, R.N..

Egerton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1891.

Egerton was appointed to the first class protected cruiser Powerful as gunnery officer on 8 June, 1897.

Egerton was killed in action while manning the Lady Anne battery at Ladysmith on 2 November 1899 and was promoted to the rank of Commander with seniority of 3 November, 1899.


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