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[[File:Backhouse in Lion, National Archives of Canada PA-6543.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Backhouse (third from left) on the compass platform of the [[battle cruiser]] [[H.M.S. Lion (1910)|''Lion'']], which he commanded from 1916 to 1918.<br><small>Photo: Library and Archives Canada PA-6543.</small>]]
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[[File:Backhouse in Lion, National Archives of Canada PA-6543.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Backhouse (third from left) on the compass platform of the [[Battle Cruiser|battle cruiser]] [[H.M.S. Lion (1910)|''Lion'']], which he commanded from 1916 to 1918.<br><small>Photo: Library and Archives Canada PA-6543.</small>]]
  
 
[[Admiral of the Fleet (Royal Navy)|Admiral of the Fleet]] {{SIR}} '''Roger Roland Charles Backhouse''', G.C.B., G.C.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (24 November, 1878 &ndash; 15 July, 1939) was an officer of the [[Royal Navy]].
 
[[Admiral of the Fleet (Royal Navy)|Admiral of the Fleet]] {{SIR}} '''Roger Roland Charles Backhouse''', G.C.B., G.C.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (24 November, 1878 &ndash; 15 July, 1939) was an officer of the [[Royal Navy]].
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
Backhouse was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 15 march, 1898, and was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} dated 15 March, 1899.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27080/pages/3103 no. 27080.  p. 3103.]  16 May, 1899.</ref>
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Backhouse gained ten months' time on passing out of {{UK-1Britannia}}.
  
He was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 31 December, 1909.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28325/pages/29 no. 28325.  p. 29.]  4 January, 1910.</ref>
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Backhouse was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 15 March, 1898, and was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} dated 15 March, 1899.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27080/pages/3103 no. 27080.  p. 3103.]  16 May, 1899.</ref>
  
From 15 December, 1911, to 5 January, 1912, he served as a member of a Conference on Gunnery held at the Admiralty, representing the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet.<ref>G.024/1912.  The National Archives.  ADM 1/8328.</ref>
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Having passed the best examination in practical Gunnery when qualifying for Gunnery Lieutenant, Backhouse was awarded the [[Commander Egerton Prize]] for 1902.  After some time at {{UK-Excellent}} serving as part of the junior staff for gunnery, Backhouse was appointed to {{UK-Russell}} in the Mediterranean as her gunnery officer on 19 February, 1903.  On 7 April, 1904, he was moved over to the {{UK-Queen|f=t}} on the same station.<ref>Backhouse Service Record.  ADM 196/44. f. 474.</ref>
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Backhouse left ''Queen'' to return to ''Excellent'', this time on her senior staff, on 11 July 1905.<ref>Backhouse Service Record.  ADM 196/44. f. 474.</ref>
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On 20 August, 1907, Backhouse was appointed to the revolutionary {{UK-Dreadnought|f=t}} for gunnery. <ref>Backhouse Service Record.  ADM 196/44. f. 474.</ref>  He left her when he was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 31 December, 1909.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28325/pages/29 no. 28325.  p. 29.]  4 January, 1910.</ref>
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A year in experimental work at ''Excellent'' was followed, in late March 1911 with an appointment to {{UK-1Neptune}} as flag Commander to Admiral Bridgeman.  He would continue as flag commander to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet until the first few months of the war except the period from 15 December, 1911, to 5 January, 1912, when he served as a member of a Conference on Gunnery held at the Admiralty, representing the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet.<ref>G.024/1912.  {{TNA|ADM 1/8328.}}</ref>
  
 
Backhouse was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1914.<ref>''Edinburgh Gazette'': [http://www.edinburgh-gazette.co.uk/issues/12630/pages/7 no. 12630.  p. 7.]  2 January, 1914.</ref>
 
Backhouse was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1914.<ref>''Edinburgh Gazette'': [http://www.edinburgh-gazette.co.uk/issues/12630/pages/7 no. 12630.  p. 7.]  2 January, 1914.</ref>
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As flag Commander, he transitioned to serving Admiral Callaghan and moved into {{UK-IronDuke}} when she replaced ''Neptune'' as flagship on 16 March, 1914.
  
 
==Great War==
 
==Great War==
 
On 4 August, 1914, Admiral [[John Rushworth Jellicoe, First Earl Jellicoe|Sir John R. Jellicoe]] succeeded Sir George Callaghan in command of the First Fleet of the Home Fleets, or [[Grand Fleet]].  Backhouse was reappointed as Jellicoe's Flag Commander, and on 5 August Britain went to war with Germany.  On 1 September he was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}},<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28902/pages/7293 no. 28902.  p. 7293.]  15 September, 1914.</ref> and reappointed to Jellicoe's staff for special service.  
 
On 4 August, 1914, Admiral [[John Rushworth Jellicoe, First Earl Jellicoe|Sir John R. Jellicoe]] succeeded Sir George Callaghan in command of the First Fleet of the Home Fleets, or [[Grand Fleet]].  Backhouse was reappointed as Jellicoe's Flag Commander, and on 5 August Britain went to war with Germany.  On 1 September he was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}},<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28902/pages/7293 no. 28902.  p. 7293.]  15 September, 1914.</ref> and reappointed to Jellicoe's staff for special service.  
  
Backhouse was appointed to H.M.S. ''President'' on 9 October, 1915, for special service, and on 12 November was given command of the light cruiser [[H.M.S. Conquest (1915)|''Conquest'']] in the Harwich force under Commodore (Sir) [[Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt, First Baronet|Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt]]. He had an exciting year and incidents were numerous. When German battle cruisers bombarded Lowestoft on 25 April 1916 the commodore, flying his broad pennant in the ''Conquest'', intervened with three light cruisers and sixteen destroyers and drew off the enemy's fire. In turning to retire the ''Conquest'' was hit by four or five 12-inch shells; twenty-three of her crew were killed and sixteen wounded, and a serious fire broke out. Backhouse's conduct in leaving the bridge directly the shellfire had ceased and taking personal charge of the operation was given official approbation by the Board of Admiralty; "By his personal efforts he saved his ship from destruction."<ref>ADM 196/44.  f. 474.</ref>
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Backhouse was appointed to H.M.S. ''President'' on 9 October, 1915, for special service, and on 12 November was given command of the {{UK-Conquest|f=t}} in the [[Harwich Force]] under Commodore (Sir) [[Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt, First Baronet|Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt]]. He had an exciting year and incidents were numerous. When German battle cruisers bombarded Lowestoft on 25 April 1916 the commodore, flying his broad pennant in the ''Conquest'', intervened with three light cruisers and sixteen destroyers and drew off the enemy's fire. In turning to retire the ''Conquest'' was hit by four or five 12-inch shells; twenty-three of her crew were killed and sixteen wounded, and a serious fire broke out. Backhouse's conduct in leaving the bridge directly the shellfire had ceased and taking personal charge of the operation was given official approbation by the Board of Admiralty; "By his personal efforts he saved his ship from destruction."<ref>{{TNA|ADM 196/44.}} f. 474.</ref>
  
When Jellicoe went to the Admiralty as [[First Sea Lord]] in November, 1916, Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty left the Battle Cruiser Fleet to become Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet.  When Rear-Admiral [[William Christopher Pakenham|William C. Pakenham]] succeeded Beatty in command of the renamed Battle Cruiser Force, Backhouse went to [[H.M.S. Lion (1910)|''Lion'']] as his Flag Captain and for Gunnery Duties in the Battle Cruiser Force.  On 20 June, 1917, he was invested with the insignia of the C.M.G. aboard [[H.M.S. Princess Royal (1911)|''Princess Royal'']].  Beginning in May, 1918, he had to go into hospital a number of times which necessitated his giving up command of ''Lion'' in June.  On 7 October he was appointed to ''President'' for special service.  On 6 November he was appointed Chief Staff Officer for Anti-Submarine Defences.<ref>ADM 196/44.  f. 474.</ref>
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When Jellicoe went to the Admiralty as [[First Sea Lord]] in November, 1916, Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty left the Battle Cruiser Fleet to become Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet.  When Rear-Admiral [[William Christopher Pakenham|William C. Pakenham]] succeeded Beatty in command of the renamed Battle Cruiser Force, Backhouse went to {{UK-Lion}} as his Flag Captain and for Gunnery Duties in the [[Battle Cruiser Force]].  On 20 June, 1917, he was invested with the insignia of the C.M.G. aboard {{UK-PrincessRoyal}}.  Beginning in May, 1918, he had to go into hospital a number of times which necessitated his giving up command of ''Lion'' in June.  On 7 October he was appointed to ''President'' for special service.  On 6 November he was appointed Chief Staff Officer for Anti-Submarine Defences.<ref>{{TNA|ADM 196/44.}} f. 474.</ref>
  
 
==Post-War==
 
==Post-War==
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On 3 April, 1925, he was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}}, vice [[Herbert William Richmond|Richmond]].<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/33038/pages/2566 no. 33038.  p. 2566.]  14 April, 1925.</ref>
 
On 3 April, 1925, he was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}}, vice [[Herbert William Richmond|Richmond]].<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/33038/pages/2566 no. 33038.  p. 2566.]  14 April, 1925.</ref>
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He served as Rear-Admiral in the {{UK-BS|3}} for exactly one year, beginning on 5 May, 1926, hoisting his flag in {{UK-IronDuke}}.<ref>Backhouse Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44}}.  f. 474.</ref>
  
 
He was promoted to the rank of {{ViceRN}} on 10 October, 1929, vice [[Oliver Backhouse]], placed on the Retired List.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/33542/pages/6476 no. 33542.  p. 6476.]  11 October, 1929.</ref>
 
He was promoted to the rank of {{ViceRN}} on 10 October, 1929, vice [[Oliver Backhouse]], placed on the Retired List.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/33542/pages/6476 no. 33542.  p. 6476.]  11 October, 1929.</ref>
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Backhouse reported sick on shore on 14 March, 1939 and was again placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 28th June, dying on 15th July.<ref>Backhouse Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44}}.  f. 474.</ref>
  
 
==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
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*"Sir Roger Backhouse" (Obituaries).  ''The Times''.  Monday, 17 July, 1939.  Issue '''48359''', col A, p. 14.
 
*"Sir Roger Backhouse" (Obituaries).  ''The Times''.  Monday, 17 July, 1939.  Issue '''48359''', col A, p. 14.
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==Papers==
 
==Papers==
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
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Latest revision as of 07:17, 11 July 2019

Backhouse (third from left) on the compass platform of the battle cruiser Lion, which he commanded from 1916 to 1918.
Photo: Library and Archives Canada PA-6543.

Admiral of the Fleet SIR Roger Roland Charles Backhouse, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (24 November, 1878 – 15 July, 1939) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Backhouse gained ten months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Backhouse was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 15 March, 1898, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant dated 15 March, 1899.[1]

Having passed the best examination in practical Gunnery when qualifying for Gunnery Lieutenant, Backhouse was awarded the Commander Egerton Prize for 1902. After some time at Excellent serving as part of the junior staff for gunnery, Backhouse was appointed to Russell in the Mediterranean as her gunnery officer on 19 February, 1903. On 7 April, 1904, he was moved over to the battleship Queen on the same station.[2]

Backhouse left Queen to return to Excellent, this time on her senior staff, on 11 July 1905.[3]

On 20 August, 1907, Backhouse was appointed to the revolutionary battleship Dreadnought for gunnery. [4] He left her when he was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1909.[5]

A year in experimental work at Excellent was followed, in late March 1911 with an appointment to Neptune as flag Commander to Admiral Bridgeman. He would continue as flag commander to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet until the first few months of the war except the period from 15 December, 1911, to 5 January, 1912, when he served as a member of a Conference on Gunnery held at the Admiralty, representing the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet.[6]

Backhouse was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1914.[7]

As flag Commander, he transitioned to serving Admiral Callaghan and moved into Iron Duke when she replaced Neptune as flagship on 16 March, 1914.

Great War

On 4 August, 1914, Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe succeeded Sir George Callaghan in command of the First Fleet of the Home Fleets, or Grand Fleet. Backhouse was reappointed as Jellicoe's Flag Commander, and on 5 August Britain went to war with Germany. On 1 September he was promoted to the rank of Captain,[8] and reappointed to Jellicoe's staff for special service.

Backhouse was appointed to H.M.S. President on 9 October, 1915, for special service, and on 12 November was given command of the light cruiser Conquest in the Harwich Force under Commodore (Sir) Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt. He had an exciting year and incidents were numerous. When German battle cruisers bombarded Lowestoft on 25 April 1916 the commodore, flying his broad pennant in the Conquest, intervened with three light cruisers and sixteen destroyers and drew off the enemy's fire. In turning to retire the Conquest was hit by four or five 12-inch shells; twenty-three of her crew were killed and sixteen wounded, and a serious fire broke out. Backhouse's conduct in leaving the bridge directly the shellfire had ceased and taking personal charge of the operation was given official approbation by the Board of Admiralty; "By his personal efforts he saved his ship from destruction."[9]

When Jellicoe went to the Admiralty as First Sea Lord in November, 1916, Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty left the Battle Cruiser Fleet to become Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet. When Rear-Admiral William C. Pakenham succeeded Beatty in command of the renamed Battle Cruiser Force, Backhouse went to Lion as his Flag Captain and for Gunnery Duties in the Battle Cruiser Force. On 20 June, 1917, he was invested with the insignia of the C.M.G. aboard Princess Royal. Beginning in May, 1918, he had to go into hospital a number of times which necessitated his giving up command of Lion in June. On 7 October he was appointed to President for special service. On 6 November he was appointed Chief Staff Officer for Anti-Submarine Defences.[10]

Post-War

On 25 November Backhouse was appointed to President as a member of the Reconstruction Committee and Rear-Admiral Richard F. Phillimore's Post War Problems Committee, which duty he ceased on 4 August, 1919.

He was appointed to President for service in the Naval Ordnance Department on 20 August, 1920, and was appointed Director of Naval Ordnance on 20 September 1920. He was appointed to the battleship Malaya on 17 January, 1923, and then commanded her until 15 August, 1924.[11]

On 3 April, 1925, he was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral, vice Richmond.[12]

He served as Rear-Admiral in the Third Battle Squadron for exactly one year, beginning on 5 May, 1926, hoisting his flag in Iron Duke.[13]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 10 October, 1929, vice Oliver Backhouse, placed on the Retired List.[14]

Backhouse reported sick on shore on 14 March, 1939 and was again placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 28th June, dying on 15th July.[15]

Bibliography

  • "Sir Roger Backhouse" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 17 July, 1939. Issue 48359, col A, p. 14.

Papers

  • Papers in the possession of the Naval Historical Branch, Portsmouth.

Service Records

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James U. Farie
Captain of H.M.S. Conquest
12 Nov, 1915[16][17] – 30 Nov, 1916[18]
Succeeded by
Joseph C. W. Henley
Preceded by
A. Ernle M. Chatfield
Captain of H.M.S. Lion
30 Nov, 1916[19] – Jun, 1918[20]
Succeeded by
Hugh F. P. Sinclair
Preceded by
H. Ralph Crooke
Director of Naval Ordnance
20 Sep, 1920[21]
Succeeded by
Joseph C. W. Henley
Preceded by
Christopher R. Payne
Captain of H.M.S. Malaya
17 Jan, 1923[22] – 15 Aug, 1924[23]
Succeeded by
George N. Tomlin
Preceded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
Rear-Admiral, Second-in-Command, Third Battle Squadron
5 May, 1926[24] – 5 May, 1927[25]
Succeeded by
Lancelot E. Holland
Preceded by
Sir A. Ernle M. Chatfield
Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy
1 Nov, 1928[26]
Succeeded by
Charles M. Forbes
Preceded by
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Chatfield
First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
7 Sep, 1938[27]
Succeeded by
Sir A. Dudley P. R. Pound

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 27080. p. 3103. 16 May, 1899.
  2. Backhouse Service Record. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  3. Backhouse Service Record. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  4. Backhouse Service Record. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 28325. p. 29. 4 January, 1910.
  6. G.024/1912. The National Archives. ADM 1/8328.
  7. Edinburgh Gazette: no. 12630. p. 7. 2 January, 1914.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28902. p. 7293. 15 September, 1914.
  9. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  10. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  11. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 33038. p. 2566. 14 April, 1925.
  13. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 33542. p. 6476. 11 October, 1929.
  15. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  16. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393g.
  18. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395d.
  20. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  21. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  22. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  23. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  24. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  25. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  26. "Naval, Military, and Air Force" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 31 October, 1928. Issue 45038, col F, p. 25.
  27. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.