William Nathan Wrighte Hewett R.N.
William Nathan Wrighte Hewett R.N.

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William Nathan Wrighte Hewett R.N.Explanation
Son of Dr William Wrighte Hewett (1795-1843), of Billham Hall, Near Doncaster, Yorks
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
12 August 1834 Born (at Brighton)
26 October 1854 As acting Mate of Beagle in charge of the Right Lancaster Battery before Sebastopol he prevented capture of the gun and won the Victoria Cross
23 February 1857 Married Jane Emily (1843-1910), daughter of Mr T. Wood, consul for the Morea
31 March 1874 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
13 May 1888 Died (Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar)
22 April 1847Entered Navy
26 October 1854Lieutenant
13 September 1858Commander
24 November 1862Captain
21 March 1878Rear-Admiral
8 July 1884Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
15 December 1854 Act. Lieutenant commander in Beagle, Black Sea during the Russian War
January 1856 Act. Lieutenant commander in Bustard
1858 Commander in Viper, west coast of Africa
3 May 186126 November 1862Commander in Rinaldo, North America and West Indies
18651869Captain in Basilisk, China
5 November 18691870Captain in Donegal (from commissioning at Portsmouth), taking Vice-Admiral Henry Kellett, and a replacement crew to relieve Vice-Admiral Henry Keppel and the crew of the flag-ship, Ocean, on the China station
18701872Captain in Ocean, flagship of Vice-Admiral Henry Kellett, China
18721873Captain in Devastation
October 1873October 1876Commander-in-chief, west coast of Africa
2 October 187316 October 1876Commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope
4 October 187312 October 1877Captain in Active, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa
May 1877 Captain in Achilles,Channel squadron, then Mediterranean and Sea of Marmora (during Russo-Turkish war)
11 April 188218 May 1885Commander-in-chief, East Indies
25 May 18851 July 1885Commissioner of the Admiralty (Junior Naval Lord)
18 March 188617 April 1888Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron

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