Category:H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrants of January, 1878

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The Navy List of July, 1878 lists the following Naval Cadets with seniority of 15 January, 1878, listed in order of merit for how they scored on the competitive entrance examination.[1]

  1. Henry Valentine Simpson
  2. Edward Francis Benedict Charlton
  3. Basil Reginald Hamilton Taylour
  4. Harold Wildey Hasler Helby
  5. Maurice Henry Horatio Nelson
  6. Edward Hay
  7. Thomas Sill Gray Newbold
  8. Harry Jones
  9. Dudley Rawson Stratford de Chair
  10. Anthony Francis Gurney
  11. Philip Jeston Hodges
  12. Somerset Arthur Gough-Calthorpe
  13. The Hon. William George Fitz Clarence
  14. Arthur William Fellowes
  15. Edward Matson Hewett
  16. Cecil Parker Wilkinson
  17. Reginald Graham Gregory
  18. Lionel Charles Nugent Parnell
  19. Richard Fortescue Phillimore
  20. Edward Louis Dalrymple Boyle
  21. Herbert Charles Campbell Da Costa
  22. William Henry Ryder
  23. Samuel Cleland
  24. Frank Hammond
  25. Edward Carey Tyndale-Biscoe
  26. Alexander José Victor de Laski
  27. William Henry Forbes Montanaro
  28. Hugh Stenhouse
  29. Francis Lisle Branfill
  30. Herbert Granville Smith
  31. Edward Herbert Moubray
  32. Thomas Brandreth
  33. Lawrence de Wahl Satow
  34. William Digby Pinney
  35. Frederick Claude Hynman Allenby
  36. James Charles Cleghorn
  37. Edmund Frederick Talbot
  38. John Arthur Maclean Wilson

Additionally, his Service Record indicates that Ernest Frederick Augustus Gaunt entered as a Colonial Cadet on the 25th. We've elected to treat him as part of this term.

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1878). p. 101.
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From September 1903 entries were also made to the Royal Naval College, Osborne under the Selborne Scheme. The Britannia was closed in July 1905 after the May entry, which was sent to Bermuda with the January entry. The following two terms under the old scheme were sent straight to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.