Robert Nesham Bax

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Admiral Robert Nesham Bax, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (15 November, 1875 – 21 September, 1969) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Bax was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 January, 1896.[1]

Bax was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1905.[2]

On 1 January, 1913, Bax was promoted to the rank of Captain.[3]

He was appointed to command the battleship Prince of Wales on 18 November, 1913.[4]

Bax married Halinor Marjorie Parke on 25 May, 1914.[5]

Great War

He was appointed to command of the new battleship Lord Nelson in June, 1916.[6]

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1918.[7]

Post-War

In January, 1921, Bax was lent to Victory, additional, as a Commodore, Second Class and in command of the Naval Brigade at Aldershot.[8]

Bax was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 24 March, 1923, in place of James Ley, promoted to Vice-Admiral.[9] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 22 February, 1928, vice Rudolf Bentinck, and placed on the Retired List on 23 February, as he had not hoisted his flag at sea.[10]

On 12 October, 1932 Bax was promoted to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List.[11]

World War II

Bax was added to the Staff of the Commander in Chief, Nore as Royal Naval Officer Herne Bay and Whitstable on 31 July, 1940. He reverted to the Retired List on 13 January, 1945.[12]

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Eric J. A. Fullerton
Captain of H.M.S. Triumph
10 Oct, 1912[13] – 13 Jan, 1913[14]
Succeeded by
Cecil F. L. Watson
Preceded by
John S. Dumaresq
Captain of H.M.S. Prince of Wales
18 Nov, 1913[15][16] – Jun, 1916[17]
Succeeded by
Herbert A. Adam
Preceded by
John W. L. McClintock
Captain of H.M.S. Lord Nelson
Jun, 1916[18][19] – 28 Feb, 1918[20]
Succeeded by
Leonard L. P. Willan
Preceded by
H. Ralph Crooke
Captain of H.M.S. Excellent
13 Jun, 1918[21][22] – 13 Jun, 1920[23]
Succeeded by
Francis H. Mitchell
Preceded by
Oliver Backhouse
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
15 Sep, 1920[24][25] – Dec, 1920[26]
Succeeded by
William R. Napier
Preceded by
Francis C. Brown
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
4 May, 1922[27] – 5 Apr, 1923[28]
Succeeded by
Rudolf M. Burmester
 

Footnotes

  1. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  2. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 28677. p. 6. 1 January, 1913.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 375a.
  5. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395x.
  7. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30451. p. 80. 1 January, 1918.
  8. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 322811. p. 2511. 3 April, 1923.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 33362. p. 1493. 2 March, 1928.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 33875. p. 6626. 21 October, 1932.
  12. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 231.
  13. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  14. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397c.
  16. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  17. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395x.
  19. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  20. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 791.
  22. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  23. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  24. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 858.
  25. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  26. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  27. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 231.
  28. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 231.