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Revision as of 14:30, 31 July 2012

File:Lewis Anthony Beaumont, RCN.jpg
Admiral Sir Lewis A. Beaumont.
Image: Department of National Defence.

Admiral SIR Lewis Anthony Beaumont, G.C.B., K.C.M.G., F.R.G.S., Royal Navy (19 May, 1847 – 19 June, 1922) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Beaumont was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1882.[1]

On 3 July, 1894, Beaumont was appointed to the President, additional, for temporary service, and on 1 September he was appointed Director of Naval Intelligence.

Flag Rank

Beaumont was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 23 August, 1897, vice Markham.[2]

On the occasion of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (the future King George VI and Queen Mary) to Australia, Beaumont was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (K.C.M.G.) on 23 July, 1901.[3]

On 9 November, 1904, he was appointed an Ordinary Member, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) in the King's birthday honours.[4]

Beaumont was confirmed in the rank of Admiral on 17 October, 1906, vice Oxley.[5]

On the occasion of King George V's coronation he was appointed an Additional Member of the First Class, or Knight Grand Cross, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) on 19 June, 1911.[6]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 19 May, 1912.[7]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 25123. p. 3031. 30 June, 1882.
  2. London Gazette: no. 26885. p. 4726. 24 August, 1897.
  3. London Gazette: no. 27338. p. 4950. 26 July, 1901.
  4. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27732. p. 7255. 9 November, 1904.
  5. London Gazette: no. 27959. p. 7017. 19 October, 1906.
  6. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4588. 19 June, 1911.
  7. London Gazette: no. 28610. p. 3685. 21 May, 1912.

Bibliography

  • "A Link with the Old Navy" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 21 June, 1922. Issue 43063, col E, pg. 10.

Service Records

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| width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Preceded by
Armand T. Powlett | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Commodores, Second Class in Command of the Training Squadron
1891 – 1893 | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Succeeded by
Robert H. Harris |- | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Preceded by
Hugo L. Pearson | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Commanding Officer of H.M.S. Excellent
1893 – 1895 | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Succeeded by
Archibald L. Douglas |- | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Preceded by
Cyprian A. G. Bridge | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Director of Naval Intelligence
1894 – 1899 | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Succeeded by
Reginald N. Custance |- | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Preceded by
Henry St. L. B. Palliser | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Commander-in-Chief on the Pacific Station
1899 – 1900 | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Succeeded by
Andrew K. Bickford |- | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Preceded by
Hugo L. Pearson | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Commander-in-Chief on the Australian Station
1900 – 1903 | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Succeeded by
Arthur D. Fanshawe |- | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Preceded by
Sir Edward H. Seymour | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
1905 – 1908 | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Succeeded by
Sir Wilmot H. Fawkes |- | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Preceded by
The Lord Fisher | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| First and Principal
Naval Aide-de-Camp

1911 – 1913 | width="220" style="border-bottom:1px solid grey;" align="center"| Succeeded by
Sir Edmund S. Poë |- |}