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Nowell Salmon R.N.Explanation
Son of Rev. H. Salmon, rector of Swarraton, Hampshire
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
20 February 1835 Born
16 November 1857 While serving with Shannon's Naval Brigade at Lucknow, he volunteered to climb a tree near the wall of the Shah Nujeff mosque in order to spot the enemy's position and then to dislodge the mutineers who were throwing grenades and firing on the gun crews below. He, and two others succeeded in performing this dangerous service, but Lieutenant Salmon was wounded in the thigh and one of the other volunteers was killed; Salmon and the other surviving volunteer (Leading Seaman John Harrison) received the Victoria Cross for this service.
1866 Married Emily Augusta, daughter of Edward Saunders, of Upwey, Dorset
21 June 1887 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
22 June 1897 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
14 February 1912 Died (Southsea)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
May 1847Entered Navy
5 January 1856Lieutenant
23 March 1858Commander
12 December 1863Captain
2 August 1879Rear-Admiral
1 July 1885Vice-Admiral
10 September 1891Admiral
13 January 1899Admiral of the Fleet
1 February 1905Retired Admiral of the Fleet
Date fromDate toService
7 March 1856 Lieutenant commander in Ant
16 September 1856 Lieutenant in Shannon, commanded by William Peel, East Indies (including the naval brigade during the India Mutiny)
1 November 185924 May 1864Commander in Icarus (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off), West Indies, then (April 1861) Channel squadron, then (February 1862) Mediterranean
(5 October 1869) Captain in Defence, West Indies, then Mediterranean
(21 January 1876) Captain in Valiant, Coast Guard, the Shannon
(30 January 1878) Captain in Swiftsure, Mediterranean
11 April 18826 March 1885Commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope and west coast of Africa
22 June 18943 June 1897Commander-in-chief, China
22 June 18943 August 1897Commander-in-chief, Portsmouth
August 189718 January 1899First and Principal Naval Aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria

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