George Fowler King-Hall

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Admiral SIR George Fowler King-Hall, K.C.B., C.V.O., Royal Navy (14 August, 1850 – 10 September, 1939) was an officer of the Royal Navy. He was named George Fowler Hall at birth.

Life & Career

On 21 October, 1874, he took the extra name King, become George Fowler King Hall.[1]

King Hall was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1884.[2]

Captain

King Hall was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1891.[3]

On 13 March, 1900, King Hall was appointed to Renown as Chief of the Staff to Sir John A. Fisher, Commander-in-Chief on the Mediterranean Station.[4]

He was appointed command of the battleship Revenge on 2 February, 1901.[Citation needed]

Flag Rank

King Hall was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 11 May, 1904, vice Forsyth.[5]

In September, 1906, he added a hyphen to alter his name to George Fowler King-Hall.[6]

King-Hall was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 18 May, 1908, vice Custance.[7]

On the occasion of King George V's coronation he was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 19 June, 1911.[8]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 19 May, 1912, vice Beaumont.[9]

King-Hall's flag was struck in Cambrian at Port Melbourne on 21 October, 1913, and he left Melbourne for home on the 24th.[10]

Retirement

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, King-Hall was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 10 February, 1914.[11]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir George King-Hall" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 11 September, 1939. Issue 48407, col F, p. 11.

External Resource

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Penguin
4 Jan, 1888[12] – 14 Jul, 1889[13]
Succeeded by
William U. Moore
Preceded by
John M. McQuhae
Captain of H.M.S. Racoon
18 Jul, 1889[14] – 6 Sep, 1889[15]
Succeeded by
Edward H. Gamble
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Melita
29 Oct, 1889[16] – 31 Dec, 1891[17]
Succeeded by
George M. Henderson
Preceded by
Charles E. Gissing
Captain of H.M.S. Volage
5 Oct, 1894[18]
Succeeded by
Richard N. Gresley
Preceded by
Henry B. Lang
Captain of H.M.S. Narcissus
Dec, 1897[19]
Succeeded by
Edward G. Shortland
Preceded by
Charles J. Briggs
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
20 Dec, 1899[20] – Mar, 1900[21][22]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Cross
Preceded by
William Des V. Hamilton
Chief of Staff, Mediterranean Station
13 Mar, 1900[23]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Stanley C. J. Colville
Preceded by
Charles H. Cross
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
2 Feb, 1901[Fact Check] – 1901[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Frederic W. Fisher
Preceded by
?
Assistant to Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves
1 Oct, 1902[24]
Succeeded by
John E. Bearcroft
Preceded by
Angus MacLeod
Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland
28 Feb, 1906[25]
Succeeded by
Sir Alfred W. Paget
Preceded by
Sir Richard Poore, Bart.
Commander-in-Chief, Australian Station
31 Dec, 1910[26]
Succeeded by
George E. Patey
as Vice-Admiral Commanding the Australian Fleet

Footnotes

  1. ADM 196/38. f. 577.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25429. p. 27. 2 January, 1885.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26239. p. 3. 1 January, 1892.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 15 March, 1900. Issue 36090, col E, p. 7.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27676. p. 3081. 13 May, 1904.
  6. ADM 196/38. f. 577.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28140. p. 3883. 26 May, 1908.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4588. 19 June, 1911.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28610. p. 3685. 21 May, 1912.
  10. Diary entries for 21-24 October, 1913.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28801. p. 1176. 13 February, 1914.
  12. King-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 577.
  13. King-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 577.
  14. King-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 577.
  15. King-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 577.
  16. King-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 577.
  17. King-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 577.
  18. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 268i.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 273.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 291.
  21. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 291.
  22. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 411.
  23. King-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 750.
  24. King-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 750.
  25. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 25 January, 1906. Issue 37926, col A, p. 7.
  26. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 25 November, 1910. Issue 39439, col E, p. 16.