Commander Egerton Prize

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The Commander Egerton Prize was an annual award given to the Royal Naval Officer who, when qualifying for Gunnery Lieutenant, passed the best examination in practical Gunnery.

The Prize was founded In 1901 in memory of Commander Frederick Greville Egerton, R.N., who was mortally wounded on 2nd November, 1899 during the defence of Ladysmith, whilst acting in the execution of his duty.

The prize was endowed by dividends arising from a sum of £800 given by Egerton's relatives and invested in Government securities.

Recipients

Winners of the award were denoted by a [E] after their name where they were listed by seniority in the Navy List.

Year Recipient
1902 Roger R. C. Backhouse
1903 Joseph C. W. Henley
1904 Humphrey T. Walwyn
1905 Andrew L. Strange
1906? George Gipps
1907 Robert H. Llewelyn
c. 1909 Harold R. Priston
1910 Lancelot A. W. Spooner
c. 1911 Edmund D. M. Robertson
1911-12 Bruce A. Fraser
1912-13 Victor H. Danckwerts
1914 James C. F. Lewis
c. 1915 Kenneth Edwards
1916 Oliver Bevir
1917 FitzRoy E. P. Hutton
1918 Francis W. H. Jeans
1919 Eustace Rotherham
1920 Michael M. Denny
1921 Cecil C. Hughes-Hallett[1]
1922 William S. Green[2]
1923 Geoffrey N. Oliver[3]
1924 Lennox A. K. Boswell[4]
1925 Frederick R. Parham[5]
1926 Ronald G. Mackay[6]
1927 James C. Clouston[7]
1928 Seton S. C. Mitchell
1929 Richard P. Clarke[8]
1930 Alan F. Campbell[9]
1932 William J. Lamb[10]
YEAR Herbert G. T. Padfield
1935 Frank R. Twiss[11]
1936 Ian F. M. Newnham[12]
1937 Richard E. Washbourn[13]
c. 1938 Frank D. Holford
c. 1944 Roger M. Herbert-Smith

Other Gunnery Prizes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Oct 12, 1921; pg. 12; Issue 42849.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jul 18, 1922; pg. 22; Issue 43086.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 06, 1923; pg. 23; Issue 43360.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 26, 1924; pg. 21; Issue 43714.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jun 29, 1925; pg. 22; Issue 44000.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jul 06, 1926; pg. 5; Issue 44316.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, May 28, 1927; pg. 23; Issue 44593.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, May 29, 1929; pg. 27; Issue 45215.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Nov 01, 1930; pg. 18; Issue 45659.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Dec 19, 1932; pg. 6; Issue 46320.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Oct 26, 1935; pg. 7; Issue 47205.
  12. "Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Oct 24, 1936; pg. 17; Issue 47514.
  13. "Memorial Prizes." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Nov 06, 1937; pg. 18; Issue 47835.