Charles John Balfour R.N.
Charles John Balfour R.N.

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Charles John Balfour R.N.Explanation
Son of Robert Balfour
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1814 Born (Putney, London, England)
10 May 1850 Married (at Old Windsor, Berkshire, England) Frances Harriette Erskine (1827 - 1877), daughter of Rear-Admiral James Erskine Wemyss (1789 - 1854), a Scottish MP.
3 February 1878 Died (Cannes, France)
16 August 1829Entered Navy
23 December 1850Lieutenant
3 November 1859Commander
Date fromDate toService
30 November 1855July 1856Lieutenant and commander in Tickler
4 June 1858 Lieutenant and commander in Drake
(28 June 1859) Lieutenant and commander in Opossum, East Indies and China (including unsuccessful attack on the Peiho forts during the 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
1 January 186220 December 1864Commander in Trident (until paying off at Woolwich), Mediterranean
1 July 1862 Commander in Winchester, Aberdeen, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship

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