Category:H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrants of July, 1888

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Competitive examinations were held over several days, commencing on 13 June, 1888. The results placed the following candidates as naval cadets in the July 1888 term of Britannia, in order of merit by total marks obtained.[1]

The source article did not contain information on prior schooling. The prior education noted for some of the men is obtained from classified ads and articles in various issues of the Hampshire Telegraph and Naval Chronicle, e.g. 29 Dec 1888, p. 1 and 28 Jul 1888 p. 5.

  1. Frederick Luscombe Attenborough, (Stubbington House School) 1445
  2. Arthur Noel Loxley, (Stubbington House School) 1378
  3. Walton Cornelius Grinnell Ruxton, 1282
  4. Vernon Harry Stuart Haggard, (Stubbington House School) 1271
  5. Tufton Percy Hamilton Beamish, 1264
  6. John Henry Frye, 1263 (not found at TNA)
  7. Arthur Cloudesly Shovel Hughes D'Aeth and Walter Hastings Frederick Hughes (b 10 Feb 1875, Midshipman, resigned Dec 1893), 1249
  8. above two tied
  9. Rudolf Miles Burmester, 1248
  10. George F. Napoleon Baker, 1245
  11. Francis Haines Marshall Jackson, (Stubbington House School) 1237
  12. Percy Harvey, 1235 (b 3 Aug 1875, torpedoes, Cdr rtd, d 30 Oct 1922)
  13. Henry Ralph Crooke, (Stubbington House School) 1222
  14. Alister Francis Beal, 1216
  15. George Frederick Somerset Gore, 1204 (b 7 Feb 1875, acting Sub Lt, failed to pass exams for Lt.)
  16. Hampden Grant Duff, 1183 (b 27 Jul 1874, Capt rtd, commanded yachts during war, d 4 Jan 1950)
  17. Thomas Henderson, 1180
  18. Godfrey Pattison Collins, 1168 (b 26 Jun 1875, Midshipman, resigned 11 Oct 1893)
  19. Reginald Louis Crichton, 1167
  20. Walter Vivian Butler, (Stubbington House School) 1166 (b 7 Jan 1875, gunnery, Lt., died in service 12 Nov 1900)
  21. Harry Arthur Clifton (b 5 Sep 1874, acting Sub Lt, resigned O/R 9 Nov 1894) and Bertram Owen Frederick Phibbs, 1160
  22. above two tied
  23. Cathcart Romer Wason, (Stubbington House School) 1157
  24. Robert Algernon Newton, 1139
  25. Hamilton James FitzHugh (Stubbington House School) (b 1 Feb 1875, Midshipman, d 20 Mar 1891 at Hong Kong fever) and Harry O. Lavallin Puxley, (Stubbington House School) (b 1874, not found in Navy Lists or TNA) 1130
  26. above two tied
  27. George Parish Ross, (Portsmouth Grammar School) 1121
  28. Duncan Tatton Brown (Stubbington House School) and Hugh Ferrers Courage (b 3 Sep 1874, Midshipman, resigned O/R 17 Dec 1894) , 1116
  29. above two tied
  30. Edward John Stratton, 1106 (not found at TNA)
  31. Ernest Edward Parker, 1101
  32. Hubert Searle Cardale, 1091
  33. Aldrich Bertram Cotton, 1066 (not found at TNA)
  34. Harry Lionel Wells, 1066
  35. John Allen Gregory, 1063 (not found at TNA)
  36. George Michael Keane, 1059
  37. Maurice John George Cay, (Stubbington House School) 1051 (b 29 Apr 1875, Lt., d 28 Dec 1902 at Chatham enteric fever)
  38. Cyril Corbett, 1038
  39. William Wordsworth Fisher, 1035
  40. Ernest Butler Case, 1030 (b 15 Mar 1875, Sub Lt., CM 21 Jul 1896 drunk on shore, dismissed from service)
  41. John Derwent Allen, 1027
  42. Norman McCrea Lewis, 1017
  43. Charles La Primaudaye Lewin, 1006
  44. John Alexander Ingles, (Portsmouth Grammar School) 997
  45. Godfrey Cecil Echlin, 991 (b 12 Aug 1874, Lt. Cdr., resigned 25 Aug 1904, war service, insubordinate signals 1917)
  46. Arthur Edmund Wood, 982
  47. Rafe Grenville Rowley-Conwy, 978
  48. Harry Charles Sterling, 968 (b 23 Apr 1875, retired 28 Aug 1905 unfit, Lt Cdr rtd, d 19 Jun 1918)
  49. Vincent Lewin Bowring, 964
  50. Ronald Scott Jervoise Wigram, 959 (b 23 Sep 1874, war service Capt rtd, d 19 Oct 1944)
  51. Lionel George Preston, (Stubbington House School) 954
  52. Arthur Sydney Chambers, (Stubbington House School) 953
  53. William Douglas Paton, (Stubbington House School) 933
  54. Douglas Anson Stainforth, (Stubbington House School) 923 (b 12 Aug 1874, Lt., CM Mar 1909 dismissed from service)
  55. George Napier Tomlin, (Portsmouth Grammar School) 916

Additionally, Frederick Hare Hallowes gained a Service Cadetship with 745 marks and Henry Blake Gellibrand received a Colonial Cadetship with 660 marks.

Footnotes

  1. "Cadetships In The Navy." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jun 26, 1888; pg. 11; Issue 32422.
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