Henry Francis Redhead Yorke R.N.
Henry Francis Redhead Yorke R.N.

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Henry Francis Redhead Yorke R.N.Explanation
Son of Henry Galgacus Redhead Yorke (1802-1848)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1842 Born (Lepton, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England)
18661872Admiralty clerk (and private secretary to Sir Sydney Dacres)
March 18801886Assistant private secretary to First Lords of the Admiralty, W.H. Smith, Lord Northbrook and Lord George Hamilton
31 July 1882 Married Lilian Harriet (1851-1914), daughter of Francis Richard, 10th Earl of Wemyss (1818-1914), and widow of Sir Henry Carstairs Pelly, M.P (1844-1877).1)
1897 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
1902 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
12 January 1914 Died (Iver Heath)
According to his obituary in the Times newspaper he resigned in 1865 because of poor health; an undated note in his service record in ADM196/37 however states '? to avoid court martial for misconduct'
18 January 1855Entered Navy
8 April 1863Lieutenant
11 April 1865Retired
Date fromDate toService
1 February 18604 October 1861Midshipman in Emerald, Channel squadron
4 October 1861 Midshipman in Trafalgar, commanded by John Bourmaster Dickson, Channel squadron
8 April 186327 August 1863Additional Lieutenant in Tribune, commanded by Viscount Gilford, Pacific
27 August 1863 Lieutenant in Leander, commanded by Thomas Harvey, Pacific
3 August 18643 August 1864Lieutenant in Bacchante, commanded by Donald McLeod Mackenzie, flagship of Rear-Admiral Thomas Maitland, Pacific
1865 Temporary Admiralty clerk
1874November 1877Private secretary to Vernon Lushington, Permanent Secretary of the Admiralty
1 February 18861905Director of Victualing at the Admiralty
1)Daughter of Richard Francis (changed to Charteris), 8th Earl of Wemyss, 6th Earl of March, (Edinburgh 4 Aug 1818-London 30 Jun 1914).

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