Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for Charles Murray-Aynsley appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
4 April 1901Vice-Admiral Charles Murray-Aynsley, C.B., died on the 1st inst., at his residence, Hall Court, Botley, Hants. The son of Mr. John Murray-Aynsley, of Underdown, Herefordshire, he was born in 1821, and entered the Navy in 1835. He was commissioned as sublieutenant in 1841, and as lieutenant in 1845. During the Russian war in the Baltic he served as lieutenant of the Hogue, and was present at the capture of Bomarsund, receiving the Baltic medal. He commanded the Lynx in the Black Sea at the capture of Kertch and Yenikale, and served in the Azov expedition and at the capture of Kinburn in 1855. For these services he received the Crimean and Turkish medals, the Azov and Sevastopol clasp, the Knighthood of the Legion of Honour, and the fifth class of the Order of the Medjidieh. In 1856 he was promoted to commander, in 1862 to captain, and he retired from the service in 1876. In 1878 he was promoted to rear-admiral, and in 1884 to vice-admiral, on the retired list. He was a nautical assessor to the House of Lords. Vice-Admiral Murray-Aynsley married, in 1861, Augusta, daughter of Mr. W.G. Campion, of Calcutta. He was on the commission of the peace for Hampshire.

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