Reginald Friend Hannam Henderson

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Admiral SIR Reginald Friend Hannam Henderson, G.C.B., Royal Navy (20 November, 1846 – 12 July, 1932) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Reginald Friend Hannam Henderson was born at Worth, near Sandwich, on 20 November, 1846. He was the second of four brothers born to John Henderson, J.P., and Laura, daughter of Henry Pett Hannam. His elder brother was William Hannam Henderson (later an Admiral and knighted), Frank Hannam Henderson (later Vice-Admiral on the Retired List), and John Henderson, who retired as a Commander.

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 10 March, 1869, confirming the the commission granted him by Vice-Admiral Sir George Mundy, Commander-in-Chief on the North American and West Indian Station, in the vacancy caused by the death of Lieutenant Huntley of the Cherub.[1]

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 17 June, 1881.[2]

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 21 June, 1887.[3]

He was appointed in command of H.M.S. Rover on 1 November, 1888.[4]

On the occasion of the Queen's birthday, Henderson was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 25 May, 1892.[5]

Henderson was appointed in command of the battleship Royal Sovereign in December, 1895.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Mars on 8 June, 1897.[6] On 15 January, 1898, he was appointed to the Asia as Captain of Portsmouth Dockyard Reserve.[7]

Henderson was appointed Captain Superintendent of Sheerness Dockyard on 28 June, 1899.[8]

Flag Rank

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 June, 1901, vice Douglas.[9]

Henderson succeeded Rear-Admiral Pelham Aldrich as Admiral Superintendent of Portsmouth Dockyard on 1 September, 1902.[10]

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 22 July, 1905, vice Fanshawe.[11]

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 28 June, 1907.[12]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 2 December, 1908, vice Noel.[13]

On 5 May, 1909, he was appointed Chairman of a Departmental Committee "to inquire into the question of numbers of the Military, Engineer, and Marine Branches which will be required in future."[14]

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 1 January, 1910.[15]

On the occasion of King George V's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the First Class, or Knight Grand Cross, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) on 22 June, 1914.[16]

Lady Henderson died at Southbourne on 3 May, 1947, aged eighty-six.[17]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 13 July, 1932. Issue 46184, col B, p. 16.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Gerard H. U. Noel
Captain of H.M.S. Rover
1 Nov, 1888[18] – 22 May, 1889[19]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William R. Kennedy
Captain of H.M.S. Ruby
22 May, 1889[20] – 29 Oct, 1891[21]
Succeeded by
William H. Pigott
Preceded by
William H. Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Severn
23 Nov, 1891[22][23] – 12 Jul, 1895[24]
Succeeded by
John L. Burr
Preceded by
Arthur Barrow
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
12 Dec, 1895[25] – 7 Jun, 1897[26]
Succeeded by
Harry T. Grenfell
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Mars
8 Jun, 1897[27][28] – 5 Jan, 1898[29]
Succeeded by
Francis Powell
Preceded by
?
Captain of the Portsmouth Dockyard Reserve
5 Jan, 1898[30] – 28 Jun, 1899[31]
Succeeded by
William Wilson
Preceded by
Alexander G. McKechnie
Captain of Portsmouth Dockyard Reserve
15 Jan, 1898[32][33] – 28 Jun, 1899[34]
Succeeded by
Alfred A. C. Parr
Preceded by
Andrew K. Bickford
Captain Superintendent, Sheerness Dockyard
28 Jun, 1899[35] – 21 Jun, 1902[36]
Succeeded by
Walter H. B. Graham
Preceded by
Pelham Aldrich
Admiral Superintendent, Portsmouth Dockyard
1 Sep, 1902[37][38] – 24 Feb, 1905
Succeeded by
Henry D. Barry
Preceded by
Sir Ernest Rice
Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves
24 Feb, 1905[39][40] – 31 Dec, 1909[41]
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick S. Inglefield

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23487. p. 2235. 13 April, 1869.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 24986. p. 3093. 21 June, 1881.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25712. p. 3365. 21 June, 1887.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 25 October, 1888. Issue 32526, col C, p. 10.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26291. p. 3137. 25 May, 1892.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 24 May, 1897. Issue 35211, col E, p. 12.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 20 December, 1897. Issue 35391, col C, p. 10.
  8. Clowes. VII. p. 7.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27325. p. 4183. 21 June, 1901.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 2 September, 1902. Issue 36862, col A, p. 4.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 27822. p. 5222. 28 July, 1905.
  12. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28034. p. 4430. 28 June, 1907.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 28201. p. 9182. 1 December, 1908.
  14. Copy of letter of 5 May, 1909. "Interim Report of the Departmental Committee on the Future Requirements of Officers of the Military, Engineer, and Marine Branches." p. 2.The National Archives. ADM 116/881.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 28325. p. 29. 4 January, 1910.
  16. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28842. p. 4876. 22 June, 1914.
  17. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Tuesday, 6 May, 1947. Issue 50753, col A, p. 1.
  18. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 25 October, 1888. Issue 32526, col C, p. 10.
  19. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  20. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  21. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  22. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 255.
  24. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  25. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  26. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  27. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  28. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 9 June, 1897. Issue 35225, col C, p. 10.
  29. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  30. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  31. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  32. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 20 December, 1897. Issue 35391, col C, p. 10.
  33. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  34. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  35. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 7.
  36. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  37. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 30 August, 1902. Issue 36860, col B, p. 4.
  38. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  39. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 14 January, 1905. Issue 37604, col B, p. 6.
  40. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.
  41. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 609.