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William Peel R.N.Explanation
The third son of Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
2 November 1824 Born (Stanhope Gate, London)
18501852Travelled in the Middle East and wrote "A Ride through the Nubian Desert"
24 February 1857 Awarded the Victoria Cross for three acts of bravery at Inkerman and Sebastopol
June 1857 Opened a railway line between Potton and Sandy (in 1862 absorbed into the Bedford & Cambridge Railway and operated by the London and North Western Railway, closed by british Railways in 1967)
27 April 1858 Died (Cawnpore, India) after contracting smallpox after being seriously injured at the siege of Lucknow, during the Indian Mutiny
Literature: (Verney)
 
DateRank
7 April 1838Entered Navy
13 May 1844Lieutenant
27 July 1846Commander
10 January 1849Captain
 
Date fromDate toService
15 May 1844 Lieutenant in Winchester, commanded by Charles Eden, flagship of Josceline Percy, Cape of Good Hope
13 June 1844 Additional Lieutenant in Cormorant, commanded by George Thomas Gordon, Pacific
29 August 1844 Lieutenant in Thalia, commanded by Charles Hope, Pacific
184? Lieutenant in America, commanded by Hon John Gordon, Pacific
27 February 1846 Lieutenant in Devastation, commanded by Edward Crouch, Woolwich
15 May 1846 Lieutenant in Constance, commanded by Baldwin Wake Walker, Devonport
11 February 18472 October 1848Commander in Daring (Chatham), North America and West Indies
19 October 18536 January 1855Captain in Diamond, Mediterranean (and Black Sea during the Russian War)
6 January 1855 Captain in Leander, flagship of Rear-Admiral Charles Howe Fremantle, Black Sea, during the Russian War
13 September 185627 April 1858Captain in Shannon (from commissioning), East Indies (including command of the naval brigade during the India Mutiny), until Peel died at Cawnpore
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