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Revision as of 14:34, 31 July 2012

Admiral Joseph Ridgway Bridson, Royal Navy, Retired (13 August, 1861 – 3 September, 1933) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Bridson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1884.[1]

Bridson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 22 June, 1897.[2]

Captain

Bridson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1904.[3]

On 21 April, 1914, Bridson was appointed Captain-in-Charge and King's Harbour Master at Portland. From 13 August he was appointed Commodore, Second Class. He was relieved on 10 February, 1915,[4] it having been decided that, "Public interests wd be better served by the appt of another officer."[5]

Retirement

Bridson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 28 June, 1915, vice Tower.[6] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 9 March, 1914, he was placed on the Retired List on 29 June,[7] and was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 2 November, 1919.[8] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 August, 1924.[9] He died on 3 September, 1933, aged seventy-two, at White Readins, Petersfield,[10] from Valvular Disease of the Heart.[11]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 25429. p. 27. 2 January, 1885.
  2. London Gazette: no. 26865. p. 3443. 22 June, 1897.
  3. London Gazette: no. 27691. p. 4182. 1 July, 1904.
  4. ADM 196/20. f. 383.
  5. ADM 196/88. f. 43.
  6. London Gazette: no. 29210. p. 6269. 29 June, 1915.
  7. London Gazette: no. 29214. p. 6438. 2 July, 1915.
  8. London Gazette: no. 31632. p. 13545. 7 November, 1919.
  9. London Gazette: no. 32963. p. 5954. 8 August, 1924.
  10. "Admiral J. R. Bridson" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 4 September, 1933. Issue 46540, col D, pg. 12.
  11. ADM 196/20. f. 383.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral J. R. Bridson" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 4 September, 1933. Issue 46540, col D, pg. 12.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Gerald C. A. Marescaux
Commodore-in-Charge, Portland
1914 – 1915
Succeeded by
Frank E. C. Ryan