George Le Geyt Bowyear R.N.
George Le Geyt Bowyear R.N.

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George Le Geyt Bowyear R.N.Explanation
The youngest son of Thomas Kyerwood Bowyear, of Dilwyn, Herefordshire
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
9 September 1815 Born (Dilwyn, Herefordshire)
14 February 1903 Died (St Helier, Jersey)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
2 December 1830Entered Navy
24 December 1836Mate
19 April 1840Lieutenant
27 September 1851Commander
10 May 1856Captain
Date fromDate toService
24 December 183624 December 1837Midshipman in Gannet (1814, brig-sloop)
25 December 183724 February 1838Mate in Gannet (1814, brig-sloop)
25 February 183820 November 1839Mate in Andromache, commanded by Captain Robert Lambert Baynes, Cape of Good Hope
21 November 183918 April 1840Mate in Winchester, commanded by Captain John Parker, North America and West Indies
19 April 184012 November 1842Lieutenant in Racehorse, commanded by Commander Edward Alfred John Harris then Commander John Coghlan Fitzgerald then Edmund Peel, North America and West Indies
15 July 184323 September 1847Lieutenant in Pilot, commanded by Commander William Henry Jervis, particular service
1 January 185311 May 1855Commander (2ic) in Vengeance, commanded by Captain Lord Edward Russell, Mediterranean
2 October 1855 Commander in Vulcan
7 June 186211 June 1863Captain in Sans Pareil (until paying off at Plymouth), conveying Marines to, and invalids from, China
24 August 186324 March 1865Captain in Phaeton (until paying off at Chatham), North America and West Indies
20 May 18653 September 1865Captain in Canopus, receiving ship, Devonport
2 September 1865 Captain in Revenge, Coast Guard, Pembroke
1 May 186825 May 1868Captain in Hector (from commissioning at Portsmouth), Ship of First Reserve, Coast Guard, Southampton Wate
4 August 186913 September 1870Captain in Terror, guard ship, Bermuda

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