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

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The following obituary for Charles Gilbert John Brydone Elliot appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
23 May 1895

Sir Charles Brydone Elliot.

The death of Admiral of the Fleet the Hon. Sir Charles Gilbert John Brydone Elliot is announced as having taken place on Tuesday, at his residence, Brydone, near Southampton. He was the son of the second Earl of Minto, by Mary, daughter of Mr. Patrick Brydone, and was born at Minto-house, Roxburghshire, on December 12, 1818. He entered the Royal Navy on May 3, 1832, became commander in 1840 and captain in 1841. He was commander of the Hazard at the bombardment of St. John d’Acre (Syrian and Turkish medals). He was commodore of the forces engaged in the capture of a portion of the city of Canton on October 29, 1856 (China medal); and at the destruction of Chinese war vessels in Escape Creek on May 25, 1857; and commanded the naval brigade at the attack on Canton in December, 1857 (Canton clasp). He was present at the destruction of the Fatshan flotilla of war junks, June, 1857 (Fatshan clasp). From 1857 to 1861 he was naval aide-de-camp to the Queen. In 1861 he became rear-admiral, in 1866 vice-admiral, in 1873 admiral, in 1881 admiral of the fleet, and in 1888 was placed on the retired list. He was commander-in-chief on the South-East Coast of America from 1864 to 1866, at the Nore from 1870 to 1873, and at Devonport from January, 1880, to December, 1881. He was made C.B. (military division) in 1857, and K.C.B. in 1881. He was twice married, first, in 1863, to Louisa, daughter of Sir Edward Blackett (she died in 1870); and, secondly, in 1874, to Lady Harriett Emily Liddell, daughter of the first Earl of Ravensworth.

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