Robert Henry More Molyneux

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Robert Henry More Molyneux

Admiral SIR Robert Henry More Molyneux, G.C.B., Royal Navy (6 August, 1838 – 29 February, 1904) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Molyneux was promoted to the rank of Commander on 18 December, 1865.[1]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 5 February, 1872, Molyneux was promoted to the rank of Captain with seniority of 6 February, 1872.[2]

He 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.) on 14 August, 1882.[3]

Molyneux was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria dated 27 March, 1885, vice Ward.[4] On 7 November he was appointed a Knight Commander in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.).[5]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 May, 1888, vice Moresby.[6] He was appointed Admiral Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard on 4 August, 1891.[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 28 May, 1894, vice Carpenter.[8]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 13 July, 1899, vice Hopkins.[9] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 6 August, 1903.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 5 March, 1904. Issue 37334, col D, p. 12.

Papers

  • Papers in the possession of the Surrey History Centre.

Service Records

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23050. p. 6737. 19 December, 1865.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 23826. p. 510. 9 February, 1872.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25138. p. 3794. 15 August, 1882.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 25461. p. 1670. 14 April, 1885.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 25528. p. 5129. 10 November, 1885.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 25816. p. 2766. 15 May, 1888.
  7. Clowes. VII. p. 7.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 26517. p. 3121. 29 May, 1894.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27100. p. 4444. 18 July, 1899.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 27584. p. 4985. 7 August, 1903.
  11. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 7.
  12. Molyneux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 908.