The following obituary for Thomas Brandreth appeared in the Times newspaper.
|Obituary in the Times newspaper|
|11 December 1894||Admiral Sir Thomas Brandreth died yesterday morning at his residence, Fir-grove, Farnham. The deceased officer, who had been ill some time, saw a good deal of service. He was born in 1825, the son of the late Thomas Shaw Brandreth. He was educated at Eton, and entered the Navy in 1838. In 1845 he gained the rank of lieutenant, and his subsequent promotions bear the following dates:— Commander, 1858; captain, 1863; rear-admiral, 1878; admiral, 1889; and in 1890 he retired from the service. In 1854 he served in the Baltic, for which he received the medal. In 1867-68 he was private secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty, in 1875-78 Aide-de-Camp to the Queen, superintendent at Sheerness and at Chatham 1877-81, Controller of the Navy 1881-85, and Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty 1882-85. Admiral Brandreth took a prominent part in the management of the Naval Exhibition. He was created K.C.B. in 1887.|