John Edward Bearcroft

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Admiral John Edward Bearcroft, C.B., M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (18 August, 1851 – 5 September, 1931) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bearcroft was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1895, aged forty-three years, ten months, and twelve days.[1]

On 6 November, 1900, for his services in South Africa, Bearcroft was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.).[2]

He was appointed command of battleship Resolution on 16 September, 1902.[3]

On the occasion of the King's visit to Kiel Bearcroft was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 1 July, 1904.[4]

Bearcroft was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 20 February, 1906, vice Poë.[5] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 30 May, 1906.[6] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 22 July, 1910,[7] and to Admiral on on 4 June, 1913.[8]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 26647. p. 4233. 26 July, 1895.
  2. London Gazette: no. 27244. p. 6766. 6 November, 1900.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 23 August, 1902. Issue 36854, col B, pg. 8.
  4. London Gazette: no. 27704. p. 5192. 12 August, 1904.
  5. London Gazette: no. 27890. p. 1436. 27 February, 1906.
  6. London Gazette: no. 27918. p. 3845. 1 June, 1906.
  7. London Gazette: no. 28400. p. 5396. 26 July, 1910.
  8. London Gazette: no. 28726. p. 3992. 6 June, 1913.

Bibliography

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