Edward Astley Astley-Rushton

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Vice-Admiral Edward Astley Astley-Rushton, C.B., C.M.G., Royal Navy (4 September, 1879 – 18 July, 1935) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was appointed command of the light cruiser H.M.A.S. Melbourne on 14 December, 1916.[1]

On 1 February, 1919, Astley-Rushton was appointed Deputy Director of Training and Staff Duties.[2]

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (C.M.G.) on 21 June:

For valuable services as Second in Command of H.M.S. "Southampton," and later as Commanding Officer of H.M.A.S. "Melbourne," in the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron.[3]

On the occasion of the King's birthday Astley-Rushton was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 3 June, 1927.[4] He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 August, vice Longden.[5]


  1. Navy List (December, 1918). p. 949.
  2. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 31 January, 1919. Issue 42012, col F, pg. 12.
  3. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31413. p. 7905. 21 June, 1919.
  4. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33280. p. 3605. 3 June, 1927.
  5. London Gazette: no. 33300. p. 5105. 5 August, 1927.


  • "Vice-Admiral Astley-Rushton" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 20 July, 1935. Issue 47121, col B, pg. 17.

Service Record

Naval Appointments