Ryder Memorial Prize
The Ryder Memorial Prize founded in memory of the late Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Alfred Phlllipps Ryder, K.C.B., who died on the 30th April, 1888 was a prize of books awarded to the Sub-Lieutenant who placed highest in the examination in French at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
The Navy List describes the Prize as follows:
The Ryder Memorial Fund consists of a sum of about 160 pounds invested in Government securities.
The dividend arising from this sum is employed annually in the provision of a prize of a book or books, to be awarded to the Lieutenant who takes the first place in French at the annual examinations in foreign languages, a colloquial knowledge of the language being necessary to render a candidate eligible for the award of the prize.
The Ryder Prize may be withheld in any year it is considered advisable.
The recipients are denoted in Navy Lists by a [R] appearing after their name in the Navy List's seniority list. The year of the award is often found on their Service Record.
|1890||Horace L. A. Hood|
|1894||Charles D. Carpendale|
|1896||Herbert N. Garnett|
|1898||Barry E. Domvile|
|1898||Geoffrey B. Spicer-Simson|
|1899||Cecil V. Usborne|
|1901||George T. C. P. Swabey|
|1902||Vivian R. Brandon|
|1903||Alexander H. Gye|
|1906||Hobart W. T. R. Seymour|
|1908||William O. Hozier|
|1910||Donald J. S. Oswald|
|1911||Arthur H. L. Terry|
|1914||Alexander G. Murray|
|c. 1918||Geoffrey E. L. Veale|
|c. 1918||Malcolm G. Saunders|
|YEAR||Arthur R. Halfhide|
|YEAR||Neville F. Usborne|
|YEAR||Bryan G. Scurfield|
|YEAR||Geoffrey D. St. Q. Marescaux|
|YEAR||John Dreyer Shaw-Hamilton|
|YEAR||John G. Hunt|
|YEAR||Richard I. A. Sarell|
|YEAR||William F. R. Segrave|
|1931?||Robert G. Norfolk|
|1932?||Edward K. U. Clark|
|1933?||Robin C. B. Buckley|
|1934?||George G. A. F. Butler|
|1935?||George E. P. Milburn|
|1937?||Gerald W. L. A. Bayly|
|1939?||Ralph A. St. C. Sproul-Bolton|
- The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 2333.