Hugo Lewis Pearson

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Admiral SIR Hugo Lewis Pearson, K.C.B., Royal Navy (30 June, 1843 – 12 June, 1912) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Pearson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 September, 1863. On 20 October, Captain Henry Boys reported on Pearson's "active conduct in a fire breaking out out in the Pelorus."

In February, 1865 Pearson destroyed piratical junks in Jungwa Bay.

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 5 February, 1872, Pearson was promoted to the rank of Commander with seniority of 6 February of that year.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain with seniority of 9 December, 1879.[2]

Pearson was appointed to command the Collingwood for the manoeuvres on 4 July, 1888.[3]

Pearson was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to the Queen dated 17 January, 1892, vice Duckworth-King.[4]

Flag Rank

Pearson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 January, 1895.[5] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 13 March, 1901, vice Morant.[6] He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 20 October, 1904, vice Scott.[7]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 30 June, 1908.[8]

Pearson died on 12 June, 1912, aged 69. He left estate of the gross value of £51,971, with net personalty of £43,888.

Pearson married, in 1873, Emily, second daughter of General G. W. Key. His son, Vice-Admiral John Lewis Pearson, C.M.G., Chevalier Legion d'Honneur, D.L., J.P., Royal Navy, Retired, died on 31 May, 1965.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Hugo Pearson" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 14 June, 1912. Issue 39925, col C, p. 11.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis Durrant
Captain of H.M.S. Audacious
5 Jan, 1884[9] – 6 Jan, 1886
Succeeded by
Robert H. Harris
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Collingwood
4 Jul, 1888[10] – 3 Sep, 1888
Succeeded by
Charles C. P. FitzGerald
Preceded by
Cyprian A. G. Bridge
Captain of H.M.S. Colossus
10 Nov, 1888 – 9 May, 1890
Succeeded by
Thomas S. Jackson
Preceded by
Compton E. Domvile
Captain of H.M.S. Excellent
12 Jun, 1890[11] – 12 Jun, 1893
Succeeded by
Lewis A. Beaumont
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Barfleur
18 Jul, 1894 – c. late Aug, 1894[Inference]
Succeeded by
Reginald N. Custance
Preceded by
Cyprian A. G. Bridge
Commander-in-Chief, Australian Station
1 Nov, 1897[12] – 19 Feb, 1901
Succeeded by
Lewis A. Beaumont
Preceded by
Sir Albert H. Markham
Commander-in-Chief at the Nore
1 Jan, 1904[13] – 1 Jan, 1907
Succeeded by
Sir Gerard H. U. Noel

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23826. p. 510. 9 February, 1872.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 24791. p. 7324. 12 December, 1879.
  3. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26252. p. 487. 29 January, 1892.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26585. p. 7. 1 January, 1895.
  6. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27297. p. 2021. 22 March, 1901.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27726. p. 6724. 21 October, 1904.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28156. p. 4940. 7 July, 1908.
  9. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 196.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  11. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 4 June, 1890. Issue 33029, col E, p. 10.
  12. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 90.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 16 December, 1903. Issue 37265, col A, p. 9.