John de Mestre Hutchison

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Admiral John de Mestre Hutchison, C.M.G., C.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (4 September, 1864 – 9 October, 1932) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He came thirtieth in order of merit out of forty-two candidates who passed the examination for naval cadetships.[1]

Hutchison was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1885.[2]

Hutchison was promoted to the rank of Commander on 22 June, 1897.[3]

Captain

On 1 January, 1903 he was promoted to the rank of Captain.[4]

Hutchison was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (C.M.G.) on 9 November, 1905.[5]

He was appointed in command of H.M.S. Exmouth in March of 1909, and would remain there for thirteen months.[6]

On the occasion of the visit of the King to Malta Hutchison was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) on 24 April, 1909.[7]

Hutchison was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George V on 19 September, 1911, vice Heath.[8]

Flag Rank

Hutchison was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 May, 1913, vice Bethell.[9]

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 9 May, 1916.[10]

Hutchison was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 30 January, 1918.[11] On 1 April Hutchison was appointed temporary Colonel in the Royal Air Force and granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant-General.[12] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 5 July, 1921.[13]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Hutchison" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 10 October, 1932. Issue 46260, col C, p. 19.

Papers

  • Papers in the possession of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John G. Hewitt
Captain of H.M.S. Juno
10 Oct, 1905[14] – 8 May, 1907[15]
Succeeded by
Richard F. Phillimore
Preceded by
Arthur T. Stuart
Captain of H.M.S. Devonshire
8 May, 1907[16] – 19 Mar, 1909[17]
Succeeded by
Cuthbert G. Chapman
Preceded by
John S. Luard
Chief of Staff, Mediterranean Station
Mar, 1909[18] – 30 Apr, 1910[19]
Succeeded by
Bernard Currey
Preceded by
John S. Luard
Captain of H.M.S. Exmouth
16 Mar, 1909[20] – 30 Apr, 1910[21]
Succeeded by
Bernard Currey
Preceded by
E. Hyde Parker
Flag Captain, Portsmouth Station
30 Apr, 1910[22] – 28 Mar, 1911[23]
Succeeded by
Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
Preceded by
Rosslyn E. Wemyss
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport
25 Apr, 1911[24] – 6 Jun, 1913[25]
Succeeded by
Arthur D. Ricardo
as Rear-Admiral in Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport
Preceded by
Thomas D. L. Sheppard
as Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport
21 Dec, 1914[26] – 21 Dec, 1916[27]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Corbett
as Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport

Footnotes

  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 4 December, 1875. Issue 28490, col A, p. 6.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25516. p. 4599. 2 October, 1885.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26865. p. 3443. 22 June, 1897.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 3. 2 January, 1903.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27852. p. 7496. 19 October, 1906.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28246. p. 3277. 30 April, 1909.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28534. p. 7010. 26 September, 1911.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28718. p. 3438. 13 May, 1913.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 29578. p. 4696. 12 May, 1916.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 30522. p. 1946. 12 February, 1918.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 30613. p. 4140. 5 April, 1918.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 32394. p. 5733. 19 July, 1921.
  14. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 132.
  15. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 132.
  16. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 132.
  17. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 132.
  18. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 132.
  19. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 132.
  20. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 400.
  21. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 400.
  22. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 132.
  23. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 132.
  24. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 132.
  25. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 132.
  26. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 132.
  27. Hutchison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 132.