Harry Holdsworth Rawson R.N.
Harry Holdsworth Rawson R.N.

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Harry Holdsworth Rawson R.N.Explanation
Son of Christopher Rawson (1816-1896)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
5 November 1843 Born (Walton on the Hill, Lancashire)
19 October 1871 Married Florence Alice Stewart (1843-1905), daughter of John Ralph Nicholson Shaw (1809-1884)
3 November 1910 Died (St Marylebone, London)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
9 April 1857Naval cadet
9 April 1859Midshipman
5 November 1862Acting Sub-Lieutenant
10 May 1863Lieutenant
7 September 1871Commander
4 June 1877Captain
14 February 1892Rear-Admiral
19 March 1898Vice-Admiral
12 August 1903Admiral
5 November 1908Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
1 June 18633 November 1864Lieutenant in Vulcan, commanded by Captain Augustus Chetham-Strode
5 July 186521 November 1866Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Captain Astley Cooper Key, gunnery ship, for study
23 January 186721 April 1867Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Captain Arthur William Acland Hood, gunnery ship
22 April 186711 January 1870Lieutenant in Bellerophon, commanded by Captain Reginald John James George Macdonald then Captain Francis Marten, Channel squadron then Mediterranean
12 January 187012 September 1871Lieutenant in Victoria and Albert, commanded by Commander Hugh Campbell, Portsmouth
4 January 18725 June 1874Commander (2ic) in Hercules, commanded by Captain William Montagu Dowell, Channel squadron
6 June 187431 March 1875Additional commander in Asia, for service in Hercules
1 April 187530 April 1877Commander (2ic) in Hercules, commanded by Captain William Codrington then Captain Nathaniel Bowden-Smith, Mediterranean
10 November 187723 December 1881Captain in Minotaur, flagship of Rear-Admiral Lord John Hay, Channel squadron
1 February 188216 March 1882Additional captain in Duke of Wellington, commanded by Captain Michael Culme-Seymour, flagship of the port admiral, Portsmouth, for service in Thalia
17 March 188220 July 1882Additional captain in President, commanded by Commander Henry Holford Washington, Drill Ship for Royal Naval Reserve, West India Docks, for service in Thalia
21 July 188223 October 1882Captain in Thalia, for Transport Service
24 October 18829 December 1882Captain in Orion, Mediterranean
13 October 188531 December 1888Captain in Indus, flagship of Rear-Admiral John Crawford Wilson on the Devonport station
4 May 18958 June 1898Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope and West Africa, flag in St GeorgeExternal link then DorisExternal link
20 December 189817 April 1901Commander-in-Chief, Channel Squadron, flag in MajesticExternal link
27 May 190227 May 1909Governor of New South Wales, Australia

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