Henry Harvey Boys

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Vice-Admiral Henry Harvey Boys, Royal Navy, Retired (25 October, 1839 – 23 April, 1914) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Boys was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 November, 1859.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 4 April, 1870.[1]

Boys was promoted to the rank of Captain on 29 January, 1880.[2]

On 25 January, 1887, Boys commissioned the corvette Cordelia at Portsmouth.[3]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Howe on 9 May, 1890.[4]

In accordance with the provisions of the Orders in Council of 22 February, 1870 and 24 March, 1880, he was placed on the Retired List on 25 October, 1894.[5] He was advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1895,[6] and to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 17 March, 1901.[7]

Boys died at Bonnington, Hastings, on 23 April, 1914, aged seventy-five. A service was held at St. Matthew's Church, St. Leonards, on 28 April.[8]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Garnet
22 Aug, 1885 – 24 Aug, 1886
Succeeded by
Albert B. Jenkings
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Cordelia
25 Jan, 1887[9][10] – 1 Feb, 1889
Succeeded by
Harry T. Grenfell
Preceded by
Compton E. Domvile
Captain of H.M.S. Howe
9 May, 1890[11] – 22 Sep, 1891
Succeeded by
Alexander P. Hastings
Preceded by
Richard H. Hamond
Captain of H.M.S. Thunderer
29 Aug, 1892[12] – 25 Oct, 1894
Succeeded by
William H. C. St. Clair
Preceded by
Leicester C. Keppel
Flag Captain at the Nore
29 Aug, 1892[13] – 25 Oct, 1894
Succeeded by
William H. C. St. Clair
Preceded by
Leicester C. Keppel
In Command of Sheerness Gunnery School
29 Aug, 1892[14] – 25 Oct, 1894
Succeeded by
William H. C. St. Clair
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23605. p. 2099. 8 April, 1870.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 24808. p. 504. 3 February, 1880.
  3. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 26 January, 1887. Issue 31979, col B, pg. 7.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 226.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26565. p. 6064. 30 October, 1894.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 26586. p. 76. 4 January, 1895.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27297. p. 2022. 22 March, 1901.
  8. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Friday, 24 April, 1914. Issue 40506, col A, p. 1.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 26 January, 1887. Issue 31979, col B, pg. 7.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 203.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 226.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 261.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 11 August, 1892. Issue 33714, col F, p. 7.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 22 October, 1894. Issue 34401, col B, p. 6.