William Elrington Gordon R.N.
William Elrington Gordon R.N.

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William Elrington Gordon R.N.Explanation
Son of Robert Cumming Hamilton Gordon (b. 1779) of the Scots Guards
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
20 May 1831 Born
19 October 1865 Married Emily Barbara, daughter of Sir Edward Chaddock Lowndes
7 July 1897 Died (East Hill, Fareham)
1844Entered Navy
22 October 1853Lieutenant
10 August 1861Commander
16 April 1868Captain
5 July 1885Rear-Admiral
18 September 1891Retired Vice Admiral
Date fromDate toService
12 August 185119 April 1854Mate in Virago, commanded by Commander William Houston Stewart, Pacific
25 September 1854 Lieutenant in Duke of Wellington, commanded by Henry Caldwell, flagship of Rear-Admiral Richard Saunders Dundas, the Baltic during the Russian War
20 July 1860 Lieutenant in Impérieuse, commanded by Rochford Maguire, flagship of Rear-Admiral Lewis Tobias Jones, East Indies and China
27 February 186419 May 1865Commander in Ranger (from commissioning at Woolwich), west coast of Africa (until invalided)
2 June 186616 April 1868Commander in Peterel (from commissioning at Plymouth), Cape of Good Hope and east coast of Africa
1 July 1874 Captain in Jumna
29 December 1884 Captain in Royal Adelaide, flagship, Plymouth
30 March 18855 July 1885Captain in Hector, Ship of First Reserve, Coast Guard, Southampton Water
6 August 188821 May 1891Admiral superintendent of Portsmouth dockyard (flag in Asia)

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