Benjamin Langlois Lefroy R.N.
Benjamin Langlois Lefroy R.N.

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Benjamin Langlois Lefroy R.N.Explanation
Son of Captain Lefroy, of Cardenton, County Kildare
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
7 April 1858 Married Eleanor Jane, only daughter of Henry Surmon, of Canonbury.
10 May 1854Lieutenant
25 March 1863Commander
1 October 1873Retired Captain
Date fromDate toService
31 October 1854 Lieutenant in Tartar, commanded by Hugh Dunlop, the Baltic during the Russian War
24 December 1854 Lieutenant in Blenheim, commanded by William Hutcheon Hall, the Baltic during the Russian War
3 June 1856 Lieutenant in Pioneer, commanded by George Pechell Mends, North America and West Indies
13 October 1858 Lieutenant in Pembroke, commanded by Edward Philips Charlewood, Coast Guard, Harwich
13 December 186125 March 1863Lieutenant and commander in Investigator (from commissioning at Woolwich), west coast of Africa
1 August 1864 Inspecting Commander, Coast Guard
8 March 186724 December 1868Commander in Spiteful, south-east coast of America, then 1868 Abyssinian expedition (a punitive expedition against the Emperor of Ethiopia, Tewodros II, who had written to the British Government requesting their help in his wars with his neighbours. When he received no answer to his letter, he took offence and made a number of British officials and missionaries his prisoners).

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