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

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for Edwin Clayton Tennyson D'Eyncourt appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
16 January 1903Admiral Edwin Clayton Tennyson d'Eyncourt, C.B., only surviving son of the late Right Hon. Charles Tennyson d?Eyncourt, of Bayons Manor, Lincolnshire (an uncle of the poet Tennyson who in 1835 assumed the name and arms of d?Eyncourt), died on Wednesday at his residence in Warwick-square, London, at the ago of 89. Admiral Tennyson d'Eyncourt entered the Navy in 1826, and served as lieutenant of the Calliope during the operations against and the capture of Canton in 1841, and was wounded at the taking of the Bocca Tigris forts. He was captain of the Desperate and the Pylades during all the operations in the Baltic in 1854, 1855, and 1856, and he commanded a division of ships at the entrance to the Gulf of Finland on the retirement of the fleet in the winter of 1855. For these services he received the Companionship of the Bath. He retired from the Navy in 1870. His wife, Lady Henrietta Pelham-Clinton, youngest daughter of the fourth Duke of Newcastle, died 12 years ago.

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