George Neville

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Admiral SIR George Neville, K.C.B., C.V.O., Royal Navy (18 March, 1850 – 5 February, 1923) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

His son, Ralph Neville, also served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Neville was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1885.[1]

Captain

George Neville as a Captain.
Photograph: Navy & Army Illustrated.

Neville was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1892.[2] He was appointed in command of the third class protected cruiser Pearl from 17 July to 22 August, 1893, for the annual manœuvres, before returning to half pay.

On 26 November, 1894, he was selected for command of the Victorian Naval Defence Forces, and assumed command on 25 February, 1895.

He ceased duty in Victoria on 12 January, 1898, and was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Dido on 10 May.

He took command of the armoured cruiser Australia on 3 March, 1900. He was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 11 October, 1901.[3]

On 11 December, 1902, he was appointed captain of the battleship Mars. He was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to the King dated 3 August, 1903, vice Barrow.[4]

Flag Rank

Neville was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 20 October, 1904, vice Custance.[5]

He was appointed Rear-Admiral Commanding the First Cruiser Squadron on 15 July, 1905. On the occasion of the visit of the French fleet to Britain Neville was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) on 11 August.[6] He was superseded in command of the squadron on 15 July, 1907.

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 12 October, 1908, vice Fawkes.[7]

Neville took command of the Third and Fourth Divisions, Home Fleet, on 24 March, 1909.[8] On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 25 June.[9] He was superseded in command of the Third and Fourth Divisions on 24 March, 1911.[10]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 30 July, 1912, vice Moore.[11] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on placed on the Retired List at his own request on 3 June, 1913.[12]

Admiral Neville died on 5 February, 1923, from pneumonia, at 12 Stafford Mansions, Stafford Place, London.

Bibliography

  • "Death of Admiral Sir G. Neville" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 7 February, 1923. Issue 43259, col D, p. 13.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sydney M. Eardley Wilmot
Captain of H.M.S. Dolphin
16 Jan, 1888[13] – 1890
Succeeded by
Horatio N. Dudding
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Pearl
17 Jul, 1893[14] – 22 Aug, 1893[15]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. E. Prothero
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Dido
10 May, 1898[16] – 20 Jan, 1900[17]
Succeeded by
Philip F. Tillard
Preceded by
Charles H. Adair
Captain of H.M.S. Australia
19 Feb, 1900[18] – 23 Nov, 1902[19]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Henry D. Barry
Captain of H.M.S. Mars
11 Dec, 1902[20] – 12 Oct, 1904[21]
Succeeded by
John L. Marx
Preceded by
Edmund S. Poë
Rear-Admiral Commanding, First Cruiser Squadron
15 Jul, 1905[22] – 15 Jul, 1907[23]
Succeeded by
Sir Percy M. Scott

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25485. p. 3002. 30 June, 1885.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26309. p. 4187. 22 July, 1892.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27364. p. 6641. 11 October, 1901.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27588. p. 5152. 14 August, 1903.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27726. p. 6724. 21 October, 1904.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27826. p. 5532. 11 August, 1905.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28185. p. 7381. 13 October, 1908.
  8. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 945.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28263. p. 4853. 25 June, 1909.
  10. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 945.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28632. p. 5723. 2 August, 1912.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 28725. p. 3913. 3 June, 1913.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 211.
  14. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17/482
  15. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17/482
  16. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17/482
  17. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/114
  18. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17/482
  19. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17/482
  20. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 936.
  21. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 936.
  22. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 945.
  23. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 945.