George Anson Primrose

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Vice-Admiral George Anson Primrose, R.N. (21 September, 1849 – 6 January, 1930) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Primrose was born in Edinburgh and entered the navy on 10 March, 1863.[1]

Primrose was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 23 September, 1873.[2]

On 1 June, 1881, he was invalided due to disease due to service and sent back to England, arriving there on the 14th.[3]

Primrose was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1884.[4]

He married Mary Cecilia Kenny on 30 April, 1889.[5]

Primrose was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1892.[6]

He was captain of Osborne, being superseded by Charles Windham in 1896.[Citation needed]

He was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Talbot on 22 March, 1899, to be effective upon that ship's return to the North American station from England. He paid her off on 23 November of that year.[7]

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 10 December, 1903.[8]

Primrose was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 20 October, 1904 and then to Vice-Admiral on 12 October, 1908. He died in 1930 at St. George's Lodge in Surrey of an intestinal obstruction.[9]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Pylades
15 Mar, 1887[10]c. 16 Mar, 1887[11][12]
Succeeded by
Ernest N. Rolfe
Preceded by
Anson Schomberg
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Boscawen
1 Jan, 1890[13]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. E. Prothero
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Apollo
11 Jul, 1893[14] – 26 Aug, 1893[15]
Succeeded by
Philip F. Tillard
Preceded by
Archibald B. Milne
Captain of H.M.S. Osborne
23 Oct, 1893[16] – 26 Oct, 1896[17]
Succeeded by
Charles Windham
Preceded by
Archibald T. Carter
Captain of H.M.S. Talbot
Apr, 1899[18] – 23 Nov, 1899[19]
Succeeded by
Frederick G. Stopford
Preceded by
George A. Giffard
Captain of H.M.S. Trafalgar
15 Dec, 1899[20][21] – 1902[22]
Succeeded by
Herbert Lyon
Preceded by
Frederick S. Inglefield
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
c. Sep, 1902[23] – 15 Dec, 1902[24]
Succeeded by
Thomas MacGill

Footnotes

  1. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  2. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  3. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  4. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  5. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  6. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  7. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  8. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  9. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1066.
  10. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  11. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 224.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 205.
  14. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  15. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  16. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  17. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  18. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  19. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  20. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  21. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 307a.
  22. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  23. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  24. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.