Paul Warner Bush

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Admiral SIR Paul Warner Bush, K.C.B., M.V.O., Royal Navy (21 September, 1855 – 15 March, 1930) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bush was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant from the Victoria and Albert with seniority of 5 September, 1877.[1]

Bush commanded the torpedo gunboat Sandfly in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890, the ship acting as part of Fleet Number 2 which represented a hypothetical Hostile Fleet attacking British trade routes.[2]

Bush was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1891.[3]

Bush was promoted to the rank of Captain on 22 June, 1897.[4]

He was appointed to the second class protected cruiser Eclipse dated 5 June, 1899, as Flag Captain to Rear-Admiral Day H. Bosanquet, Commander-in-Chief on the East Indies Station.[5]

On 26 February, 1901, Bush was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser St. George.[6]

This was followed by command of the battleship Royal Sovereign from March 1904 to 1905.

Flag Rank

Bush was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 April, 1907, vice Cumming.[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 19 May, 1912, vice King-Hall.[8]

Bush was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 1 January, 1914.[9]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 24 October, 1915, vice Simons,[10] and, 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 10 January, 1916.[11]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Paul Bush" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 18 March, 1930. Issue 45464, col D, p. 21.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis J. Foley
Captain of H.M. T.B. 72
19 Feb, 1889[12] – 17 Jul, 1889[13]
Succeeded by
Claude W. M. Plenderleath
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Sandfly
24 Jun, 1890[14] – 16 Feb, 1892
Succeeded by
Richard B. Farquhar
Preceded by
Henry M. T. Tudor
Captain of H.M.S. Bellona
6 Nov, 1895[15]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Dare
Preceded by
Frank H. Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Eclipse
15 Jan, 1898[16][17] – Feb, 1901[18]
Succeeded by
Robert H. S. Stokes
Preceded by
Alfred L. Winsloe
Captain of H.M.S. St. George
26 Feb, 1901[19]
Succeeded by
Edward G. Shortland
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Sutlej
6 May, 1902[20][21]
Succeeded by
Robert H. Johnston Stewart
Preceded by
Alfred W. Paget
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
1 Mar, 1904[22] – 23 May, 1905[23]
Succeeded by
John K. Laird
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. New Zealand
24 Jun, 1905[24] – 6 Jan, 1906[25]
Succeeded by
Francis J. Foley
Preceded by
Francis J. Foley
Captain of H.M.S. Cambridge
7 Jan, 1906[26] – 16 Apr, 1907[27]
Succeeded by
John B. Eustace
Preceded by
Sir George Le C. Egerton
Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station and West Africa Station
17 Dec, 1910[28] – 8 Feb, 1913[29]
Succeeded by
Herbert G. King-Hall

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24501. p. 5151. 7 September, 1877.
  2. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26239. p. 3. 1 January, 1892.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26865. p. 3443. 22 June, 1897.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 15 June, 1899. Issue 35856, col D, p. 10.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 21 February, 1901. Issue 36384, col D, p. 10.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28013. p. 2576. 16 April, 1907.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28610. p. 3685. 21 May, 1912.
  9. Edinburgh Gazette: no. 12630. p. 7. 2 January, 1914.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 29340. p. 10509. 26 October, 1915.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 29439. p. 626. 14 January, 1916.
  12. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 8 January, 1889. Issue 32590, col C, p. 7.
  13. Bush Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19/325.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 251.
  15. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 203.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 246.
  17. Bush Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/87. f. 35.
  18. Bush Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/87. f. 35.
  19. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 21 February, 1901. Issue 36384, col D, p. 10.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 7 May, 1902. Issue 36761, col C, p. 10.
  21. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 305a.
  22. Bush Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/199 f. 177.
  23. Bush Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19/325
  24. Bush Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 505.
  25. Bush Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 505.
  26. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 13 December, 1905. Issue 37889, col A, p. 11.
  27. Bush Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19/325
  28. Bush Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19/325 f. 505.
  29. Bush Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 505.