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Lieutenant Lord Walter T. Kerr RN

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Lord Walter Talbot Kerr R.N.Explanation
Fourth son of the 7th Marquess of Lothian
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
28 September 1839 Born (Newbattle Abbey, Dalkeith, Midlothian)
18 November 1873 Married Lady Amabel Federica Henrietta (1846-1906), the youngest daughter of George Augustus Frederick, sixth Earl Cowper, and sister of Francis Thomas De Grey, seventh Earl Cowper. They had four sons and two daughters. His great grandson, the 13th Marquess of Lothian and Earl of Ancram, is Michael Andrew Foster Jude (Kerr) Ancram, MP for Devizes from 1992 to 2010, and Chairman of the Conservative Party between 1998 and 2001.
1896 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
1902 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
12 May 1927 Died (at his residence Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire)
WikipediaExternal link
Obituary in the Times newspaper
10 August 1855Midshipman
28 September 1858Mate
5 September 1859Lieutenant
3 April 1868Commander
30 November 1872Captain
1 January 1889Rear-Admiral
20 February 1895Vice-Admiral
21 March 1900Admiral
16 June 1904Admiral of the Fleet
September 1909Retired Admiral of the Fl
Date fromDate toService
10 August 18536 March 1854Naval cadet in Prince Regent, commanded by Frederick Hutton, flagship of Rear-Admiral Armar Lowry Corry, particular service
7 March 185430 April 1855Naval cadet in Neptune, commanded by Frederick Hutton, the Baltic during the Russian War
1 May 18559 August 1855Naval cadet in Cornwallis, commanded by George Greville Wellseley, the Baltic during the Russian War
10 August 185513 August 1856Midshipman in Cornwallis, commanded by George Greville Wellseley
14 August 185627 September 1858Midshipman in Shannon, commanded by William Peel
28 September 185815 January 1859Mate in Shannon, commanded by William Peel, on the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny the ship was ordered to Calcutta. Most of the ship's company was landed as a naval brigade. Kerr served with it throughout the Mutiny, was wounded in an action near Cawnpore, and was given an independent command at the siege and capture of Lucknow, for which he was specially rated mate for the rest of the commission
16 January 18595 April 1859Midshipman in Victory
6 April 185916 June 1859Midshipman in Hero, commanded by George Henry Seymour, evonport
17 June 185924 September 1859Mate in Victoria and Albert, commanded by Joseph Denman, Portsmouth
1 October 185924 February 1860Lieutenant in Flying Fish, commanded by Charles Webley Hope, Devonport
30 July 18607 November 1863Lieutenant in Emerald, commanded by Arthur Cumming, Channel squadron
12 February 186414 August 1867Lieutenant in Princess Royal, commanded by William Gore Jones, flagship of Rear-Admiral George St Vincent King, China
16 January 186810 April 1868Lieutenant in Defence, commanded by Charles Henry May
29 June 18681 November 1868Commander (addl). in Formidable, commanded by Donald McLeod Mackenzie, flagship of Vice-Admiral Baldwin Wake Walker, the Nore
2 November 186828 September 1871Commander (2ic) in Hercules, commanded by Viscount Gilford, Channel squadron
29 September 187125 December 1872Commander (2ic) in Lord Warden, flagship of Admiral Hastings Reginald Yelverton, Mediterranean. He received the silver medal of the Royal Humane Society for jumping overboard from a height of thirty feet into the Tagus in order to rescue a man who had fallen from the rigging.1)
1 October 18745 August 1875Captain in Agincourt, flagship of Rear-Admiral Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour, Channel squadron
6 August 18759 August 1877Captain in Minotaur, flagship of Rear-Admiral Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour, Channel squadron
5 February 188011 March 1880Captain in Inconstant, flagship of Vice-Admiral Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour, in the Mediterranean
12 March 188016 December 1881Captain in Alexandra, flagship of Vice-Admiral Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour, in the Mediterranean
17 December 188131 March 1885Captain in Pembroke, harbour service (in command of the Medway steam reserve)2)
30 April 188526 June 1885Captain in Devastation
3 July 18856 February 1886Private Secretary to 1st Lord of the Admiralty, Lord George Hamilton
9 August 18861 April 1890Private Secretary to 1st Lord of the Admiralty, Lord George Hamilton
2 April 189019 April 1892Second in command in the Mediterranean (flag in Trafalgar and, 9 April 1892, Amphion)
15 August 18921 November 1893Commissioner of the Admiralty (Junior Naval Lord)
1 November 18936 May 1895Commissioner of the Admiralty (Second Naval Lord)
27 May 18956 June 1897Commanding the Channel squadron (flag in Royal Sovereign, then, December 1895, in Majestic)
1 May 189914 August 1899Commissioner of the Admiralty (Second Naval Lord)
18 August 189921 October 1904Commissioner of the Admiralty (First Naval Lord)
1)On passage from Malta from 21 December 1872
2)On passage to 2 January 1882

Sources: Admiralty Record of Service ADM 196/14, folio 815, and Dictionary of National Biography

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