William Stokes Rees

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Admiral William Stokes Rees, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (20 January, 1853 – 20 July, 1929) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Rees was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 28 October, 1877.[1]

He was appointed to the Undaunted on 18 February, 1890.[2]

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

Captain

For his services in Benin, Rees was specially promoted to the rank of Captain on 25 May, 1897.[4]

In September 1901, Rees assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Amphitrite.[5]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Hood on 25 June, 1903.[Citation needed]

Flag Rank

Rees was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 16 February, 1907, vice Bridgeman.[6]

Retirement

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 22 June, 1909.[7] On 19 May, 1912, he was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List.[8] He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 24 October, 1915.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral W. Stokes Rees" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 22 July, 1929. Issue 45261, col C, p. 19.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George M. Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Thetis
21 Jun, 1899[10] – 8 Jun, 1901[11]
Succeeded by
Julian C. A. Wilkinson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Ariadne
16 Jul, 1901[12] – 23 Aug, 1901[13]
Succeeded by
Montague E. Browning
Preceded by
William B. Fisher
Captain of H.M.S. Amphitrite
17 Sep, 1901[14] – 20 Mar, 1902[15]
Succeeded by
Charles Windham
Preceded by
Leslie C. Stuart
Captain of H.M.S. Collingwood
8 Apr, 1902[16] – 24 Jun, 1903[17]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Robert S. Lowry
Captain of H.M.S. Hood
25 Jun, 1903[18] – 19 Feb, 1904[19]
Succeeded by
Edward G. W. Davy
Preceded by
John G. Hewitt
Captain of H.M.S. Wallaroo
15 Sep, 1904[20]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. O. Millar
Preceded by
John G. M. Field
Naval Officer in Charge, Sydney
15 Sep, 1904[21] – 29 Jun, 1907[22]
Succeeded by
Charles L. Napier

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24574. p. 2637. 19 April, 1878.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 4 February, 1890. Issue 32926, col E, p. 6.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26239. p. 3. 1 January, 1892.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26856. p. 2929. 25 May, 1897.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27998. p. 1281. 22 February, 1907.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28262. p. 4767. 22 June, 1909.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28610. p. 3686. 21 May, 1912.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 29340. p. 10509. 26 October, 1915.
  10. Rees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 436.
  11. Rees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 436.
  12. Rees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 436.
  13. Rees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 436.
  14. Rees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 436.
  15. Rees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 436.
  16. Rees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 436.
  17. Rees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 436.
  18. Rees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 436.
  19. Rees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 436.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 397.
  21. Stokes Rees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1096.
  22. Rees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 436.