Category:H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrants of July, 1894

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Examinations held on 12 June and successive days produced sixty successful candidates for naval cadetships for the July 1894 term at H.M.S. Britannia.[1]

The prior education noted for some of the men is obtained from classified ads in various issues of the Hampshire Telegraph and Naval Chronicle, e.g. 11 Aug 1894, p. 1 and 1 Dec 1894, p. 1.

  1. Gerald Louis Saurin, (Kivernells School) 1695 marks
  2. Neston William Diggle, 1691
  3. Quintin Bernard Preston-Thomas, (Stubbington House School) 1656
  4. Duncan West Roe, 1637
  5. John Beauchamp Waterlow, 1632
  6. Reginald Edward Gore, (Kivernells School) 1623 (b 23 Jun 1880, gunnery ret. Cdr., WW2 service)
  7. Brien Michael Money and Arthur Bisset Streynsham Hoskins Master (b 25 Feb 1880, navigating ret. Cdr., d 11 Feb 1939), 1534
  8. above two tied
  9. Christopher Temple Scriven, 1523 (b 1 Oct 180, navigating Lt. Cdr., d 14 Jul 1934)
  10. Hugh Skinner Shipway, (Kivernells School) 1519
  11. Charles Morton Forbes, 1515
  12. Andrew Lumisden Strange, 1457
  13. The Hon. Alexander Robert Maule Ramsay, 1493
  14. Clement Loftus Long, 1483
  15. Wilfrid Edmund Huntley, 1472 (not found at TNA)
  16. Eric Crofton Collard, (Eastman's Academy) 1436 (b 18 Apr 1880, ret. Cdr., )
  17. Alexander Riall Wadham Woods, 1433
  18. Archibald William Fisher-Hall, (Eastman's Academy) 1431 (b 22 Oct 1880, gunnery Lt., ret unfit 8 Jan 1912, d 22 Apr 1913)
  19. Henry Grattan, 1425 (b 19 Feb 1880, gunnery ret. Capt., WW2 service, )
  20. Geoffrey Brancker Harrison, 1411 (b 24 Aug 1880, ret. Cdr., WW2 service, d 16 Nov 1942)
  21. Paul Mawdsley Broster, (Eastman's Academy) 1403 (b 12 Sep 1880, navigating Lt. Cdr., d 18 Aug 1945)
  22. Bernard William Murray Fairbairn, 1383
  23. Percival van Straubenzee, 1383
  24. Leicester Walpole Keppel, (Eastman's Academy) 1375 (b 15 Jan 1881, acting SubLt., "services dispensed with" 27 Aug 1901)
  25. Mervyn Patrick Traill Smith, 1367
  26. Benjamin Claude Greatorex, 1357 (b 12 May 1880, Lt., d 29 Dec 1909 Plymouth Hospital after falling into launch and breaking spine)
  27. Wilfred Frankland French, 1356
  28. Clement Holdsworth Groom, 1352 (not found at TNA)
  29. Charles Arthur Scott, 1334
  30. William Fortescue Sells, 1321
  31. Robert Elmhirst Thoyts, 1318
  32. Dashwood Fowler Moir, 1301
  33. James Wolfe Murray, 1299
  34. John Augustine Edgell, (Eastman's Academy) 1298
  35. Douglas William O'Bryen Forsyth, 1297
  36. The Hon. Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett, 1291
  37. Horatio Skene Bland, 1284 (b 27 Apr 1880, SubLt., d 30 Apr[?] 1901 drowned in bay)
  38. Edmond Julius Gordon Mackinnon, 1281
  39. Stephen Hervey Morres, 1276
  40. Cecil Sutton Chapman, 1272 (b 13 Jun 1880, acting SubLt., failed thrice to pass college)
  41. Hubert Greenwood (b 24 Sep 1880, torpedo Lt., d 22 Jul 1913) and Edward Williams Hamilton Brookfield (b 24 Jun 1880, P/T ret. Capt., WW2 service), 1264
  42. above two tied
  43. Herbert Thomas Canning Gibbs, 1258 (b 18 May 1880, Lt., d 1 Apr 1910 drowned outside Portland Harbour, jumped/fell off Invincible)
  44. Malcolm Lennon Goldsmith and Gilbert Collinge (b 29 Jan 1880, Lt., drunk on shore at Gibraltar, dismissed service by CM 29 Jul 1903), 1250
  45. above two tied
  46. Bertram Thomas Carlyle Ogilvy Freeman Mitford, 1243
  47. Tom Cyril Miller (b 17 Nov 1880, Lt., d 14 Apr 1902 gun accident in Mars) and Kenneth Mackenzie Mackenzie-Grieve (b 7 Mar 1880, navigating ret. Cdr., d 26 Sep 1942), 1241
  48. above two tied
  49. Gilbert George Pearse Hewett, 1240
  50. Henry Chalker Durrant Field, 1234
  51. Colin Alfred Molyneux Sarel, 1224
  52. Francis Hutchinson Laprimaudaye Lewin, 1220
  53. Jocelyn Langton Waller, (Eastman's Academy) 1217 (not found at TNA)
  54. Reginald Bate, (Eastman's Academy) 1211 (b 16 Oct 1880, acting SubLt., resigned 13 Apr 1901)
  55. Raymond Steriker Parsons, 1206
  56. William Parkes Scott, 1200 (not found at TNA)
  57. Reginald Sherley-Price, (Kivernells School) 1194 (not found at TNA)
  58. Paul Whitfield, 1184
  59. Kenneth Gofton-Salmond, 1183 (b 17 Jul 1880, gunnery ret. Cdr., )
  60. Claude William Bulteel Scobell, 1181 (b 15 Mar 1880, ret. Cdr., d 31 May 1946)

The Service Record of Hugh Davenport Colville indicates that he was also in this term.

Two candidates received Colonial Cadetships:

  1. Henry Richard Kunhardt, 717 marks (b 11 Aug 1880, gunnery Lt., drinker, d 8 Dec 1913 delirium tremens)
  2. John Ponsonby Yule, 676 (b 25 Jan 1880, Lt., ret 25 Jan 1912 O/R, d 16 Sep 1912 drowned)

Footnotes

  1. "Cadetships In The Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 13, 1894; pg. 8; Issue 34315.
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