John Edward Bearcroft

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Admiral John Edward Bearcroft, C.B., M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (18 August, 1851 – 5 September, 1931) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bearcroft was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1895, aged forty-three years, ten months, and twelve days.[1]

On 6 November, 1900, for his services in South Africa, Bearcroft was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.).[2]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Resolution on 16 September, 1902.[3] Another, secondary, source indicates he commanded Edgar from September 1902 until 1904.[4]

On the occasion of the King's visit to Kiel Bearcroft was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 1 July, 1904.[5]

Bearcroft was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 20 February, 1906, vice Poë.[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, on 30 May, 1906.[7] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 22 July, 1910,[8] and to Admiral on on 4 June, 1913.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Bearcroft" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 7 September, 1931. Issue 45921, col D, p. 12.

Service Records

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur Furlonger
Captain of H.M.S. Forward
29 Mar, 1887[10]
Succeeded by
Scott W. A. H. Gray
Preceded by
Vernon A. Tisdall
Captain of H.M.S. Linnet
25 Aug, 1893[11]
Succeeded by
Robert C. Sparkes
Preceded by
Michael P. O'Callaghan
Captain of H.M.S. Philomel
1 Dec, 1898[12]
Succeeded by
Frederick R. W. Morgan
Preceded by
Cecil Burney
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
16 Sep, 1902[13] – 8 Apr, 1903[14]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Kingsmill
Preceded by
Bernard Currey
Captain of H.M.S. Edgar
9 Apr, 1903[15] – 21 Mar, 1904[16]
Succeeded by
Casper J. Baker
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Essex
22 Mar, 1904[17]
Succeeded by
Richard B. Farquhar
Preceded by
George F. King Hall
Assistant to Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves
15 Oct, 1904[18] – 17 Apr, 1906[19]
Succeeded by
Thomas P. Walker
Preceded by
William Wilson
Admiral Superintendent of Contract Built Ships, Clyde District
30 May, 1906[20] – 31 Aug, 1911[21]
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26647. p. 4233. 26 July, 1895.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27244. p. 6766. 6 November, 1900.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 23 August, 1902. Issue 36854, col B, p. 8.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27704. p. 5192. 12 August, 1904.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27890. p. 1436. 27 February, 1906.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27918. p. 3845. 1 June, 1906.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28400. p. 5396. 26 July, 1910.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28726. p. 3992. 6 June, 1913.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 209.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 232.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 291.
  13. Bearcroft Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 85.
  14. Bearcroft Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 85.
  15. Bearcroft Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 85.
  16. Bearcroft Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 85.
  17. Bearcroft Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 85.
  18. Bearcroft Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 85.
  19. Bearcroft Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 85.
  20. Bearcroft Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 85.
  21. Bearcroft Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 85.