Gerald Charles Adolphe Marescaux

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Vice-Admiral Gerald Charles Adolphe Marescaux, C.B., C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (10 February, 1860 – 3 September, 1920) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Marescaux was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1883.[1]

He was appointed in command of the special service vessel Alecto on 21 January, 1895 and remained in her until 26 September, 1896.[2]

Marescaux was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1896.[3]

On 20 March, 1902, Marescaux was appointed in command of the third class protected cruiser Pelorus.[4]

Marescaux was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1903.[5]

On 3 January 1905, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Europa.

His service record contains the delightful 1909 nugget that indicates that Marescaux was informed that Their Lordships "consider that he quite forgot his position as Captain of one of H.M. Ships when he sent for O.O.W. and the Sig Bosn and interviewed them in his cabin late at night in his pyjamas, and that his manner of dealing with the case on the next forenoon was most unsatisfactory."[6]

On 28 February, 1910, Marescaux was again appointed to command Europa, and for command of a group of special service cruisers at Devonport, vice Woollcombe.[7]

He was appointed as captain of Implacable on 3 June, 1912.[8]

Flag Rank

Marescaux was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 December, 1913, vice Ommanney.[9]

He was appointed temporary Lieutenant-Colonel dated 8 November, 1914.[10] He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (C.M.G.) on 23 June, 1915,[11] and was invested with the insignia of the order by the King at Buckingham Palace on 14 October.[12] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 4 November.[13]

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1919.[14] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 9 January.[15] He died at the Royal Hospital, Chatham, on 3 September, 1920. Kathleen Marescaux died at The County Hospital, Kilkenny, on 14 April, 1944.

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral G. C. A. Marescaux" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 7 September, 1920. Issue 42509, col F, p. 13.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John L. Marx
Captain of H.M.S. Proserpine
29 Nov, 1900[16] – 28 Nov, 1901[17]
Succeeded by
Arthur R. Hulbert
Preceded by
F. Alban A. G. Tate
Captain of H.M.S. Pactolus
20 Mar, 1902[18]
Succeeded by
William R. D. Crowther
Preceded by
Ernest C. T. Troubridge
Captain of H.M.S. Pelorus
30 Mar, 1902[19]
Succeeded by
Thomas L. Barnardiston
Preceded by
Robert N. Ommanney
Captain of H.M.S. Europa
3 Jan, 1905[20][21] – 18 Mar, 1907[22]
Succeeded by
Thomas W. Kemp
Preceded by
Spencer V. Y. de Horsey
Captain of H.M.S. Kent
12 Nov, 1907[23] – 13 Dec, 1909[24]
Succeeded by
Stuart St. J. Farquhar
Preceded by
Maurice Woollcombe
Captain of H.M.S. Europa
28 Feb, 1910[25]
Succeeded by
Henry Luxmoore
Preceded by
Charles H. H. Moore
as Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of the North of Ireland Coast Guard District
Captain-in-Charge of the North of Ireland Coast Guard District
1 Jun, 1910[26] – 3 Jun, 1912[27]
Succeeded by
Ernest G. Barton
Preceded by
Ernest G. Barton
Captain of H.M.S. Implacable
3 Jun, 1912[28][29] – 20 Aug, 1913[30]
Succeeded by
Hughes C. Lockyer
Preceded by
Owen F. Gillett
Commodore-in-Charge, Portland
21 Aug, 1913[31] – 21 Apr, 1914[32]
Succeeded by
Joseph R. Bridson
Preceded by
?
District Naval Transport Officer, Dunkirk
? – May, 1915
Succeeded by
William F. Benwell

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25303. p. 2. 1 January, 1884.
  2. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 579.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26809. p. 3. 1 January, 1897.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 3 March, 1902. Issue 36705, col D, p. 10.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27632. p. 25. 1 January, 1904.
  6. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 859.
  7. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 859.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 329.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28783. p. 9338. 19 December, 1913.
  10. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29052. p. 899. 28 January, 1915.
  11. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29202. p. 6114. 23 June, 1915.
  12. "Court Circular" (Court and Social). The Times. Friday, 15 October, 1915. Issue 40986, col A, p. 11.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 29360. p. 11045. 9 November, 1915.
  14. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31092. p. 2. 21 January, 1919.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 31136. p. 1073. 21 January, 1919.
  16. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 579.
  17. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 579.
  18. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 287.
  19. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 3 March, 1902. Issue 36705, col D, p. 10.
  20. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 309.
  21. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 579.
  22. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 579.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 335.
  24. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 859.
  25. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 859.
  26. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 859.
  27. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 579.
  28. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 859.
  29. The Navy List. (August, 1913). p. 329.
  30. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 579.
  31. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 859.
  32. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 859.