Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

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The following obituary for Hon. Walter Cecil Carpenter ( Walter Cecil Talbot) appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
14 May 1904Admiral the Hon. Walter Cecil Carpenter, of Kiplin, Northallerton, second son of the 18th Earl of Shrewsbury and third Earl Talbot and of Lady Sarah Elizabeth Beresford, daughter of the second Marquis of Waterford, died yesterday at 6, Carlos-place, W., after a short illness. Bom in 1834, he entered the Navy in 1847, became a sub-lieutenant in January, 1854, and lieutenant in September of the same year, commander in 1859, captain in 1866, rear-admiral in 1832, vice-admiral in 1888, and admiral in 1894, and retired in 1896. During the war with Russia he was mate of the Monarch in the Baltic expedition of 1854, and, subsequently, as lieutenant of the Hannibal, in the Black Sea, was present at the operations against Sevastopol, at the capture of Kertch, and at Yenikale and Kinburn. For these services he received the Baltic, Crimean, and' Turkish medals, with the Sevastopol clasp. From July, 1880, to December, 1882, when he got his flag, he was a naval aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria, and for two years, in 1887-88, he was senior officer on the coast of Ireland. In 1850 Commander Talbot, as he then was — he assumed the surname of Carpenter in lieu of Talbot by Royal licence in 1868 — was returned in the Conservative interest as one of the members for County Waterford, and he retained the seat until the general election of 1865. He was a magistrate and county councillor for the North Riding of Yorkshire. Admiral Carpenter married, first, in 1869, Maria Georgina, who died in 1876, daughter of Sir Robert Miller Mundy, of Hollybank, Hants, and, secondly, in 1887, the Hon. Beatrice de Grey, daughter of the fifth Lord Walsingham. He leaves a daughter by his first marriage.

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