Alexander William Chisholm-Batten

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Admiral Alexander William Chisholm Batten, M.V.O., D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (28 September, 1851 – 2 November, 1925) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1875.[1]

Chisholm-Batten was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1886.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1893.[3]

He was appointed command of battleship Resolution on 24 June, 1901.[4]

On the occasion of the King's visit to Malta Chisholm-Batten was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 27 April, 1903.[5]

Chisholm-Batten was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 24 May, 1905, vice Atkinson-Willes.[6]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List on 1 May, 1907, at his own request.[7] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List dated 26 October, 1909,[8] and to Admiral on the Retired List on 15 May, 1913.[9]

Great War

He was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) on 4 June, 1917.[10]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 24200. p. 2136. 16 April, 1875.
  2. London Gazette: no. 25545. p. 7. 1 January, 1886.
  3. London Gazette: no. 26422. p. 3980. 14 July, 1893.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 May, 1901. Issue 36467, col B, pg. 4.
  5. London Gazette: no. 27560. p. 3525. 2 June, 1903.
  6. London Gazette: no. 27801. p. 4032. 6 June, 1905.
  7. London Gazette: no. 28018. p. 2992. 3 May, 1907.
  8. London Gazette: no. 28306. p. 8246. 9 November, 1909.
  9. London Gazette: no. 28719. p. 3514. 16 May, 1913.
  10. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30111. p. 5462. 4 June, 1917.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Chisholm-Batten" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 4 November, 1925. Issue 44110, col E, pg. 16.

Service Records

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George Le C. Egerton
Assistant Director of Torpedoes
1899 – 1901
Succeeded by
George Le C. Egerton