Edward Madden R.N.
Edward Madden R.N.

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Edward Madden R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1828 Born
11 December 1876 Died (while in command of Hector)1)
2 July 1851Lieutenant
11 August 1858Commander
3 June 1865Captain
Date fromDate toService
26 November 1852 Lieutenant in Vulture, commanded by Frederick Henry Hastings Glasse, Devonport, particular service, then (1854) the Baltic during the Russian War
30 May 1856 Lieutenant in Niger, commanded by Arthur Auckland Leopold Pedro Cochrane, East Indies and China, (including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
11 August 1858 Acting Commander (2ic) in Sans Pareil, commanded by Julian Foulston Slight, China, during the 2nd Anglo-Chinese War
8 January 186128 May 1862Commander in Banshee (until paying off at Woolwich), Mediterranean
20 April 1863 Commander in Megaera
20 February 186421 August 1865Commander in Peterel (until paying off at Plymouth), North America and West Indies
22 March 1870 Captain in Himalaya
5 December 187123 April 1872Captain in Simoom
24 April 187231 July 1874Captain in Endymion (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Sheerness), training ship for cadets, then 1873 Detached squadron
7 September 187511 December 1876Captain in Hector, Ship of First Reserve, Coast Guard, Southampton Water (until Madden died)
1)The remains of the late Captain Edward Madden, of Her Majestys ship Hector, who died suddenly on board on Monday morning last, were on Thursday interred at Portsmouth with full naval and military honours. The deceased, who attained post rank in 1865, took an active part in the China Expedition of 1857. He was at that time First Lieutenant of the Niger, commanded by Capt., now Admiral, Cochrane, and was severely wounded in the lungs during the taking of Canton while leading on a body of blue-jacket skirmishers. The bullet was never extracted, and was a source of great pain in after life, though death was immediately due to another cause, For his gallantry on the occasion he was rewarded with a medal. After having been in command of one of Her Majesty's Indian troopships, Captain Madden was appointed to the Hector in 1875. He was 48 years old at the time of his death. (Times, 16 December 1876)

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