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


The Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for George Wodehouse appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
DateObituary
19 February 1900Vice-Admiral George Wodehouse died on Thursday at Southsea after a short illness, in his 90th year. He was the second son of the Rev. the Hon. William Wodehouse and grandson of the first Baron Wodehouse. He entered the Navy in 1823, and as a midshipman was present in 1827 at the battle of Navarino, receiving the medal. In 1833 he became a lieutenant and in 1844 a commander. In 1854, as commander of the Rosamond, he served with the Baltic Fleet and received the medal. Admiral Wodehouse afterwards successively occupied the posts of Deputy Comptroller of Coastguard and Captain Superintendent of Haslar Hospital. He retired in 1870 with the rank of Rear-Admiral, and became a retired Vice-Admiral in 1876. Admiral Wodehouse married Eleanor C., daughter of Mr. A.M. Drummond, and was left a widower in 1838.


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