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Travers was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} with seniority of 1886.
 
Travers was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} with seniority of 1886.
  
Travers was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} with seniority of 1899.
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Travers was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} with seniority of 30 June, 1899.
  
 
In accordance with the provisions of the [[Order in Council of 8 December, 1903]] Travers was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 October, 1909, with permission to assume the rank of {{CaptRN}}.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28294/pages/7353 no. 28294.  p. 7353.]  5 October, 1909.</ref>
 
In accordance with the provisions of the [[Order in Council of 8 December, 1903]] Travers was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 October, 1909, with permission to assume the rank of {{CaptRN}}.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28294/pages/7353 no. 28294.  p. 7353.]  5 October, 1909.</ref>
  
 
He served as a Transport Officer in [[Plymouth]], [[Salonika]] and [[Marseilles]] during the [[Great War]].  He reverted to the Retired List on 1 April, 1919.<ref>Travers Service Record {{TNA|ADM 196/42/168.|D7602108}} f. 195.</ref>
 
He served as a Transport Officer in [[Plymouth]], [[Salonika]] and [[Marseilles]] during the [[Great War]].  He reverted to the Retired List on 1 April, 1919.<ref>Travers Service Record {{TNA|ADM 196/42/168.|D7602108}} f. 195.</ref>
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He lived to age 90, having suffered from senility and prostate cancer.
  
 
==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==

Latest revision as of 10:26, 2 December 2019

Captain (retired) Francis Eaton Travers, C.M.G., Royal Navy (23 September or 24 September, 1863 – 16 December, 1953) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

His brother, Robert Henry Travers, also served in the navy.

Life & Career

The son of a Colonel R. Travers, Francis passed out of Britannia in December 1878 and was appointed to the central battery ironclad Invincible in the Mediterranean for a little over three years.[1]

Travers was awarded the Egyptian Medal 1882.

Travers was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 1886.

Travers was promoted to the rank of Commander with seniority of 30 June, 1899.

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903 Travers was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 October, 1909, with permission to assume the rank of Captain.[2]

He served as a Transport Officer in Plymouth, Salonika and Marseilles during the Great War. He reverted to the Retired List on 1 April, 1919.[3]

He lived to age 90, having suffered from senility and prostate cancer.

Bibliography

  • "Captain Eaton Travers" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 18 December, 1953. Issue 52808, col F, pg. 10.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry H. Campbell
Captain of H.M. T.B. 78
22 Jul, 1890[4][5] – 26 Aug, 1890[6]
Succeeded by
George A. Rooke
Preceded by
Robert H. J. Stewart
Captain of H.M.S. Redbreast
20 Jan, 1898[7] – 30 Jun, 1899[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Marcus R. Hill
Preceded by
Herbert du C. Luard
Captain of H.M.S. Barracouta
17 Apr, 1903[8] – 31 Dec, 1903
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Herbert du C. Luard
Captain of H.M.S. Barossa
31 Dec, 1903 – 25 Apr, 1905
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Claud A. W. Hamilton
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Boscawen
Oct, 1905[Inference] – 28 Feb, 1906
Succeeded by
Edward B. Cloete
Preceded by
?
Divisional Naval Transport Officer, Plymouth
5 Apr, 1915[9] – May, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Salisbury H. Simpson
Preceded by
?
Divisional Naval Transport Officer, Devonport
May, 1916[11] – 26 Jan, 1917[12]
Succeeded by
Charles W. S. Leggatt
Preceded by
?
Divisional Naval Transport Officer, Salonika
26 Jan, 1917[13] – 16 Jan, 1918[14]
Succeeded by
William Mellor
Preceded by
?
Senior Naval Officer, Marseilles
16 Jan, 1918[15] – 1 Mar, 1919[16]
Succeeded by
George S. Hewett
Preceded by
John P. de Montmorency
Principal Naval Transport Officer, Marseilles
16 Jan, 1918[17] – 1 Mar, 1919[18]
Succeeded by
George S. Hewett

Footnotes

  1. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 28294. p. 7353. 5 October, 1909.
  3. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  4. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  5. "Naval Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 19 July, 1890. Issue 33068, col C, p. 12.
  6. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 287.
  8. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 232.
  9. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  10. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  11. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  12. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  13. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  14. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  15. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  16. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  17. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.
  18. Travers Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42/168. f. 195.