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Revision as of 14:33, 31 July 2012

Admiral Sir Day H. Bosanquet.

Admiral SIR Day Hort Bosanquet, G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.C.B., J.P., D.L., Royal Navy (22 March, 1843 – 28 June, 1923) was an officer of the Royal Navy. From 1909 to 1914 he served as Governor of the Australian state of South Australia.

Early Life & Career

Bosanquet was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1882.[1]

Bosanquet was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 May, 1897, vice Bedford.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 July, 1902, vice Lake.[3]

On the occasion of the King's birthday, Bosanquet was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 30 June, 1905.[4] On 4 December he was promoted to the rank of Admiral, vice Fisher.[5]

On 9 February, 1907, Bosanquet was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth.[6] On 3 August, he was appointed a Knight Grand Cross in the Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.), on the occasion of the King's visit to the Home Fleet.[7]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 22 March.[8]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 25123. p. 3031. 30 June, 1882.
  2. London Gazette: no. 26855. p. 2854. 21 May, 1897.
  3. London Gazette: no. 27455. p. 4609. 18 July, 1902.
  4. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27811. p. 4548. 30 June, 1905.
  5. London Gazette: no. 27861. p. 8812. 8 December, 1905.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 9 February, 1907. Issue 38252, col B, pg. 9.
  7. London Gazette: no. 28048. p. 5390. 6 August, 1907.
  8. London Gazette: no. 28122. p. 2260. 24 March, 1908.

Bibliography

  • "A Sailor of the Old School" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 30 June, 1923. Issue 43381, col E, pg. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Archibald L. Douglas
Commander-in-Chief on the East Indies Station
1899 – 1902
Succeeded by
Charles C. Drury
Preceded by
Archibald L. Douglas
Commander-in-Chief on the North America and West Indies Station
1904 – 1907
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Inglefield
Preceded by
Sir Archibald L. Douglas
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth
1907 – 1908
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur D. Fanshawe