Arthur Knyvet Wilson R.N.
Arthur Knyvet Wilson R.N.

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Arthur Knyvet Wilson R.N.Explanation
Son of Rear-Admiral George Knyvet Wilson
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
4 March 1842 Born (Swaffham, Norfolk)
28 February 1884 At the Battle of El-Teb (Sudan campaign), while on the staff of Rear-Admiral Sir William Nathan Wrighte Hewett, engaged the enemy in single combat and was subsequently awarded the Victoria Cross
1902 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
1903 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
1905 G.C.V.O. (Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order)
19091912Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty (First Sea Lord)
1912 O.M. (Order of Merit)
25 May 1921 Died (Swaffham, Norfolk)
WikipediaExternal link
Obituary in the Times newspaper
1855Entered Navy
11 December 1861Lieutenant
18 September 1872Commander
20 April 1880Captain
20 June 1895Rear-Admiral
28 March 1901Vice-Admiral
24 February 1905Admiral
1 March 1907Admiral of the Fleet
Date fromDate toService
2 March 187021 March 1870Lieutenant and commander in Racer, Portland, tender to Boscawen
(1881)July 1884Captain in Hecla, Mediterranean, including Sudan campaign
6 March 18851886Captain in Raleigh, flagship of Rear-Admiral Walter James Hunt-Grubbe, Cape of Good Hope
1886 Assistant Director of Torpedoes
18881892Captain in Vernon, torpedo school, Portsmouth
18921895Naval aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria
1892 Captain in Sanspareil, Mediterranean
18971901Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty (Third Sea Lord and Comptroller)
19011903Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron

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