Robert Nesham Bax

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Admiral Robert Nesham Bax, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (15 November, 1875 – 21 September, 1969) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

On 1 January, 1913, Bax was promoted to the rank of Captain.[1]

He was appointed to command the battleship Prince of Wales on 18 November, 1913.[2]

Great War

He was appointed to command of the new battleship Lord Nelson in June, 1916.[3]

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1918.[4]

Post-War

Bax was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 24 March, 1923, in place of James Ley, promoted to Vice-Admiral.[5] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 22 February, 1928, vice Rudolf Bentinck, and placed on the Retired List on 23 February.[6] On 12 October, 1932 Bax was promoted to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List.[7]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 28677. p. 6. 1 January, 1913.
  2. Navy List (December, 1914). p. 375a.
  3. Navy List (December, 1916). p. 395x.
  4. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30451. p. 80. 1 January, 1918.
  5. London Gazette: no. 322811. p. 2511. 3 April, 1923.
  6. London Gazette: no. 33362. p. 1493. 2 March, 1928.
  7. London Gazette: no. 33875. p. 6626. 21 October, 1932.

Bibliography

Papers

Service Record

Naval Appointments