Herbert Holden Edwards R.N.
Herbert Holden Edwards R.N.

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Herbert Holden Edwards R.N.Explanation
Son of Richard Venn Edwards R.N. (c1796-1866)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
9 September 1840 Born (Bath, Somerset, England)
6 July 1875 Married Charlotte Sophia (1855-1937), daughter of Thomas Wood
30 August 1896 Died (Newbury, Berks)
21 March 1861Lieutenant
2 November 1874Commander
18 November 1882Captain1)
9 September 1887Retired Captain
Date fromDate toService
24 November 18603 July 1863Lieutenant in Renard, commanded by Commander James Graham Goodenough, East Indies and China (until Goodenough invalided)
24 November 186316 September 1864Lieutenant in Resistance, commanded by Captain William Charles Chamberlain, Channel squadron then (December 1863), Mediterranean
10 March 18653 November 1865Lieutenant in Maeander, commanded by Captain Joseph Grant Bickford, storeship, Ascension
4 November 186514 July 1866Lieutenant Commander in Lee (until paying off), west coast of Africa, tender to Bristol
1 October 186627 May 1867Lieutenant in Urgent, commanded by Captain Samuel Hood Henderson
28 May 18676 January 1868Lieutenant in Adventure, commanded by Captain Henry Dennis Hickley
7 January 186818 March 1869Lieutenant and commander in Insolent, China
19 March 18695 July 1870Lieutenant and commander in Leven, China
6 July 187023 August 1870Lieutenant in Duke of Wellington, commanded by Captain George Hancock, flagship of the port admiral, Portsmouth
6 July 187110 March 1872Lieutenant in Vanguard, commanded by Captain David Spain, Coast Guard, Kingstown
11 March 187210 December 1874Lieutenant and commander in Wizard, Mediterranean
18 January 187520 December 1876Commander (2ic) in Favorite, commanded by Captain Leveson Eliot Henry Somerset, Coast Guard, Queensferry
23 July 18783 November 1882Commander in Ready, East Indies, and the Suez Canal in 1882, where he had charge of the seizure of the section between Port Said and Ismailia
30 September 188419 March 1885Additional captain in President, commanded by Commander Stuart Hamilton Rickman, Drill ship for the Royal Naval Reserve, West India Docks, for study
17 August 18863 April 1887Captain in PyladesExternal link, North America and West Indies (until invalided)
1)Specially promoted for operations in Egypt

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