Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

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The following obituary for Hon. Henry Carr Glyn appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
18 February 1884 Vice-Admiral Henry Carr Glyn, C.B., C.S.I., died at 3 a.m. on Saturday, at the family residence In Eaton-place, from an attack of peritonitis. On Saturday evening, the 9th inst., he dined with some friends at the Marlborough Club in cheerful spirits. The following day he was taken ill, and the symptoms continued to increase in intensity till Friday, when his condition excited the gravest anxiety. The late Admiral Glyn was the fourth son of George Carr, first Lord Wolverton, and his wife Marianne, daughter of the late Mr. Pascoe Grenfell, of Taplow, Bucks, and was born 17th of April, 1829. He entered the Navy as a volunteer of the first class on board Her Majesty's ship America in 1844, in which he served in the Pacific station. After this he served on the East India and China station, during which time he was engaged on the suppression of piracy on the China coast and was under the command of Commander Edmond Lyons, of Her Majesty's ship Pirate [!!! should be Pilot]. It happened that on one occasion during his service in those waters he came prominently under the notice of the authorities for his gallant conduct in boarding a pirate junk. Commander Lyons's brig, during an engagement, happened to sheer off from the pirate junk which had been boarded, and young Henry Glyn with his commander and about a dozen men were left op board the junk to fight the crew and take the ship, in which enterprise they were, after some hard fighting, successful. During the early days of the Crimean War the late Admiral was sent with Admiral [James Whitley Deans] Dundas, Prince Leiningen, and about 30 seamen to the Danube, and after many engagements with the enemy his conduct and that of the Prince were brought to the notice of the authorities, with the result of their being rewarded by the Sultan with the only gold medals which were given to officers of their rank. After this he served during the remainder of the campaign in the Naval Brigade, and having been promoted he returned to England. Shortly after the conclusion of the Crimean War, he was sent to the West Coast of Africa in command of Her Majesty's ship Hecate, from which station, in consequence of illness derived from climatic causes, he was invalided home. He subsequently commanded Her Majesty’s ship Coquet in the Mediterranean, and during the New Zealand war of 1860 Her Majesty's ship Miranda, whence he was promoted. Afterwards he commanded Her Majesty's ship Doris on the North African station, and also the Warrior ironclad in the Channel Squadron. It will be remembered that as a captain he was intrusted with the command of Her Majesty's ship Serapis when she conveyed the Prince of Wales to India, and for the tact and judgment which he showed on that occasion he was rewarded with the Order of the Star of India. Subsequent to this, he held the post of second in command of the Channel Squadron, and afterwards that of first in command. Admiral Glyn, both as a young officer and subsequently in posts of command, was always very popular in the service. His loss will be much felt, not only by his comrades, but also by the many friends he had made in other spheres of life. He was a naval aide-de-camp to the Queen from 1873 till he became Rear-Admiral in September, 1877, and had been Vice-Admiral since June, 1882. He was nominated a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1875, and a Companion of the Order of the Star of India in 1876. The late Admiral married, 23d of September, 1858, Rose, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Denis Mahony, of Dromore Castle, county Kerry. She died in July, 1870, leaving two sons and two daughters. There will be a funeral service at Kensington Church on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock. The funeral will be at Starbridge, in Dorsetshire.

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