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

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The following obituary for George Rodney Mundy appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
25 December 1884Admiral Sir George Rodney Mundy, G.C.B., D.C.L. died on Tuesday, at his residence in Chesterfield-street, aged 79 years. He was the second son of the late General Godfrey Basil Mundy, by his marriage with the Hon. Sarah Brydges, youngest daughter of George, first Lord Rodney. He was educated at the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth, and entered the Navy in 1818, He was promoted to the rank of Commander in 1828, served at the siege of Antwerp in 1832-3, and was advanced to a captaincy in 1837. From 1844 to 1847 he was employed on the West Coast of Africa and in Borneo and China and from 1854 to 1856 he served in the Baltic during the Russian war, taking part in the siege and capture of Bomarsund. He attained the rank of Rear-Admiral in 1857, became Vice-Admiral in 1863, and an Admiral in 1869. From 1859 to 1862 he was second in command on the Mediterranean station. He was commander-in-chief on the North American and West Indian station from 1867 to 1869, and at Portsmouth from 1872 to 1874. He had been a retired Admiral of the Fleet since 1877. He was nominated a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1836, was promoted to a Knight Commandership of that Order in 1862, and was made a Knight Grand Cross in 1877.

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