Henry Tritton Buller

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Admiral SIR Henry Tritton Buller, G.C.V.O., C.B., Royal Navy (30 October, 1873 – 29 August, 1960) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Buller was the eldest son of Admiral Sir Alexander Buller.[1] His younger brother, Francis Alexander Waddilove Buller, would also become a distinguished Royal Navy officer.

Buller was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1895.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 August, 1904.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 22 June, 1911.[4]

Buller was appointed in command of Zealandia on 17 November 1911 and remained in her until 17 May of the following year.[5]

Great War

On 1 July 1913, he was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Highflyer and remained in her until 13 May, 1916.[6]

He left the Admiralty in April, 1918, and was appointed in command of the battleship Barham, as Flag Captain to Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Evan-Thomas, Vice-Admiral Commanding the Fifth Battle Squadron. He was appointed in command of the Valiant on 1 October upon Evan-Thomas being superseded by Acting Vice-Admiral Arthur C. Leveson.[7]

Post-War

On 14 May, 1919, Buller took command of the battleship Malaya, which he held for the customary two years. On 17 May, 1921, he was appointed Chief of Staff to Sir Herbert Heath, now Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland.[8]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Henry Buller" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 31 August, 1960. Issue 54864, col A, p. 12.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick D. Gilpin-Brown
as Captain of H.M.S. New Zealand
Captain of H.M.S. Zealandia
17 Nov, 1911[9] – 17 May, 1912[10]
Succeeded by
Thomas D. L. Sheppard
Preceded by
Edward H. F. Heaton-Ellis
Captain of H.M.S. Prince of Wales
17 May, 1912[11][12] – 18 Nov, 1912[13]
Succeeded by
John S. Dumaresq
Preceded by
Herbert J. T. Marshall
Captain of H.M.S. Highflyer
1 Jul, 1913[14][15] – 13 May, 1916[16]
Succeeded by
Herbert N. Garnett
Preceded by
Hubert G. Brand
Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord
29 Jun, 1916[17] – Apr, 1918[18]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Herbert Meade
Preceded by
Arthur W. Craig
Captain of H.M.S. Barham
Apr, 1918[19] – 1 Oct, 1918[20]
Succeeded by
Richard Horne
Preceded by
Maurice Woollcombe
Captain of H.M.S. Valiant
1 Oct, 1918[21][22] – 1 Apr, 1919[23]
Succeeded by
Horace W. Longden
Preceded by
Louis C. S. Woollcombe
Captain of H.M.S. Malaya
14 May, 1919[24] – 17 May, 1921[25]
Succeeded by
Percy M. R. Royds
Preceded by
Richard H. L. Bevan
Captain of H.M.Y. Victoria and Albert
1 Apr, 1922[26]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
The Hon. Sir Hubert G. Brand
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, H.M. Yachts
Admiral Commanding, H.M. Yachts
1 Apr, 1922[27] – 1 Apr, 1931[28]
Succeeded by
Sir Herbert Meade-Fetherstonhaugh
as Vice-Admiral Commanding, H.M. Yachts

Footnotes

  1. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  2. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  3. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  4. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  5. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  6. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  7. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  8. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  9. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  10. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  11. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  12. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 362.
  13. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394p.
  15. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  16. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  17. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  18. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  19. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  20. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  21. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 923.
  22. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  23. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  24. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  25. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 281.
  27. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. p. 219.
  28. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. p. 219.