Herbert Edward Purey-Cust

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Admiral SIR Herbert Edward Purey-Cust, K.B.E., C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (26 February, 1857 – 11 November, 1938) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Purey-Cust was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant from the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert with seniority of 13 September, 1878.[1]

Purey-Cust was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1894.[2] He was appointed in command of the gun vessel Rambler dated 4 November, 1897.[3]

Captain

Purey-Cust was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1900.[4]

Retirement

Purey-Cust was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 21 February, 1910, vice Fraser.[5]

On the occasion of King George V's coronation he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 19 June, 1911.[6]

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, dated 19 December, 1912.[7]

He was appointed in command of the armed yacht Kelhailes (sp?) as a temporary Commander R.N.R. on 28 September, 1914 and a Captain R.N.R. on 16 November, 1914. In December, 1914, he was appointed in command of the Zaria. On 12 June, 1917, he was made a temporary Commodore, Second Class, R.N.R., reappointed in Zaria and in command of Patrol Area III, parent ship of a large assemblage of trawlers and drifters. On 22 July, it was amended that he'd be in general charge of Longhope Stromness & Kirkwall submarine bases in Patrol Area II. In January, 1918, Admiral Brock thanked Purey-Cust for his more than three years work in Zaria. Purey-Cust continued his work in Zaria until March, 1919.

Great War

Purey-Cust was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 24 October, 1915.[8] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1919.[9] He was appointed a Commander in the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) on 1 January.[10] In recognition of his services during the war, on the occasion of the King's birthday Purey-Cust was appointed a Knight Commander of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.) on 3 June.[11]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Herbert Purey-Cust" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 12 November, 1938. Issue 48150, col E, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George C. Frederick
Captain of H.M.S. Dart
4 Feb, 1892[12]
Succeeded by
Robert W. Glennie
Preceded by
William U. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Rambler
4 Nov, 1897[13]
Succeeded by
Morris H. Smyth
Preceded by
?
Assistant Hydrographer of the Navy
1 Oct, 1907[14] – 16 Aug, 1909[15]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Monro
Preceded by
Arthur M. Field
Hydrographer of the Navy
16 Aug, 1909[16] – 31 Aug, 1914[17]
Succeeded by
Sir John F. Parry

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24626. p. 5220. 20 September, 1878.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26534. p. 4154. 20 July, 1894.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 27 October, 1897. Issue 35345, col B, p. 6.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27263. p. 82. 4 January, 1901.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 28343. p. 1419. 25 February, 1910.
  6. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4588. 19 June, 1911.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28674. p. 9783. 24 December, 1912.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 29340. p. 10509. 26 October, 1915.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 31104. p. 199. 3 January, 1919.
  10. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31099. p. 111. 1 January, 1919.
  11. The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 13459. p. 2066. 5 June, 1919.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 214.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 296a.
  14. Purey-Cust Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 277.
  15. Purey-Cust Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 277.
  16. Purey-Cust Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 277.
  17. Purey-Cust Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 277.