Henry Bedford Woollcombe R.N.
Henry Bedford Woollcombe R.N.

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Henry Bedford Woollcombe R.N.Explanation
Second son of Vice-Admiral George Woolcombe (
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
25 April 1831 Born
18 December 1879 Married Eleanor Agnes, daughter of Rev. Arthur Eden, Vicar of Ticehurst
14 April 1904 Died (South Kensington)
1845Entered Navy
3 May 1853Lieutenant
14 June 1860Commander
11 April 1866Captain
21 June 1882Retired Captain
8 January 1883Retired Rear-Admiral
15 December 1888Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
4 August 1853 Lieutenant in Arrogant, commanded by Hastings Reginald Yelverton, Portsmouth, then (1854) the Baltic during the Russian War, commanding Arrogant's rocket boats at the bombardment of Sveaborg
15 February 1856 Lieutenant and commander in Violet, tender to Brunswick
17 July 1856 Lieutenant in Wasp, commanded by Frederick Henry Stirling, south-east coast of America
14 March 185914 June 1860Lieutenant in Doris, commanded by Edmund Heathcote, Mediterranean
6 February 1861 Commander (2ic) in Queen, commanded by Charles Farrell Hillyar, Mediterranean
9 May 1864 Commander in Assurance, Mediterranean
26 March 187210 August 1876Captain in Thalia (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off), China
6 March 187831 July 1879Captain in Endymion (until paying off at Chatham), Coast Guard, the Humber (replaced by Audacious)

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