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Admiral Edmund John Church, Royal Navy, Retired (14 February, 1842 – 18 April, 1904) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Church was one of three officers later to achieve high rank in the Navy to be awarded the India 1857-1858 campaign medal with the "Relief of Lucknow" clasp, the other two being Lord Walter Kerr and Nowell Salmon.

He was promoted to the rank of Captain with seniority of 9 January, 1878.[1]

Church was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria dated 20 May, 1891, vice Bedford.[2]

Church was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 January, 1893.[3] He was appointed Admiral Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard on 7 August, 1894.[4]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, Church was placed on the Retired List on 11 July, 1899.[5] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 15 March, 1904.[6]


  1. London Gazette: no. 24541. p. 169. 11 January, 1878.
  2. London Gazette: no. 26169. p. 2985. 5 June, 1891.
  3. London Gazette: no. 26359. p. 2. 2 January, 1893.
  4. Clowes. VII. p. 7.
  5. London Gazette: no. 27099. p. 4345. 14 July, 1899.
  6. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27659. p. 1791. 18 March, 1904.


  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 21 April, 1904. Issue 37374, col B, pg. 10.
  • Verney, Edmund Hope (1862). The Shannon's Brigade in India: Being Some Account of Sir William Peel's Naval Brigade in the Indian Campaign of 1857—1858. London: Saunders, Otley, and Co.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sir Robert H. More Molyneux
Admiral Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard
1894 – 1896
Succeeded by
Henry J. Carr