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Walter James Hunt-Grubbe R.N.Explanation
Son of Rev. James Andrew Hunt-Grubbe
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
23 February 1833 Born
1867 Married Mary Anne (abt 1833-1908), daughter of Wililam Codrington (1780-1842) of Wroughton, Wiltshire
1874 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
3 November 1879 Naval aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria
14 August 1882 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
3 June 1899 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
11 April 1922 Died (Devizes, Wiltshire)
 
DateRank
1845Entered Navy
23 May 1854Lieutenant
23 March 1861Commander
5 July 1866Captain
8 July 1884Rear-Admiral
2 August 1890Vice-Admiral
20 February 1895Admiral
23 March 1897Retired Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
23 May 1854 Lieutenant in Scourge, commanded by John Adams, west coast of Africa
28 May 1855 Lieutenant commander in Teazer, west coast of Africa
8 April 18571858Lieutenant in Cormorant, commanded by William Bowden, China (until invalided)
22 August 185923 March 1861Lieutenant in Arrogant, commanded by William Edmonstone, west coast of Africa (until promoted for his part in the storming of a stockade in front of Sabba, on the River Gambia)
6 April 186313 February 1867Commander in Jaseur (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Sheerness), west coast of Africa
8 May 187221 May 1875Captain in Tamar (until paying off at Plymouth), troopship, and commanded the Naval Brigade at the Battle of Amoaful, during the 1874 Ashantee campaign (dispatchExternal link)
24 May 187611 May 1877Captain in Rupert, Mediterranean
11 May 1877November 1878Captain in Devastation, Mediterranean
(30 November 1881)30 November 1881Captain in Pembroke, harbour service (in command of the Medway steam reserve)
3 April 1882 Captain in Sultan, Channel squadron, then (December 1882), Mediterranean (including Bombardment of Alexandria, where Hunt-Grubbe was in command of the ships which engaged the northern forts), then Channel squadron again
6 March 188529 March 1888Commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope (flag in Raleigh)
1 August 18881 August 1891Superintendent of Devonport dockyard, Plymouth

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