John George Mostyn Field

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Vice-Admiral John George Mostyn Field, R.N., Retired (11 October, 1849 – 24 November, 1912) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Field was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 8 April, 1873.[1]

Field was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1888.[2]

On 31 May, 1895, a fever struck him mightily, requiring him to quit command of Scout.[3]

While still invalided, Field was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1895.[4]

He was found fit on 16 March, 1896 and in September went to a Signals course in Portsmouth.[5]

In August 1902, a case against Field by a Mr. Messerwanjse [?] regarding [illeg] occurrences at the Maldives in 1899 was dismissed.[6]

Field was placed on the Retired List on account of age on 11 October, 1904 and subsequently promoted to Rear-Admiral on 20 February, 1906 and to Vice-Admiral on 22 July, 1910. He died in Bath in late 1912.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Walter S. Goodridge
Captain of H.M.S. Scout
28 Jul, 1892[7][8] – 31 May, 1895[9]
Succeeded by
Francis C. M. Noel
Preceded by
Robert B. Maconochie
Captain of H.M.S. Marathon
2 Jun, 1898[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Harry L. F. Royle
Captain of H.M.S. Katoomba
1 Apr, 1902[11]
Succeeded by
John G. Hewitt
Preceded by
Harry L. F. Royle
Naval Officer in Charge, Sydney
1 Apr, 1902[12]
Succeeded by
William S. Rees

Footnotes

  1. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 456.
  2. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 456.
  3. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 456.
  4. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 456.
  5. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 456.
  6. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 456.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 254.
  8. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 456.
  9. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 456.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 278.
  11. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 276.
  12. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 436a.