Category:H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrants of May, 1897

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Sixty-three Naval Cadet candidates were accepted with two Colonial Cadets following competitive entrance examinations for the May, 1897 intake term for 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. 17 Jul 1897 p. 1.

  1. Arthur Rice, 1781 marks
  2. Frank O'Brien Wilson, 1677
  3. Charles Bingham Elwell, 1618 (b 13 Sep 1882, Lt. Cdr., d 11 Sep 1914 leading attack on German w/t station in Pacific at Kabakaul)
  4. Neville Florian Usborne, 1614
  5. Reginald Watkins Grubb, 1582
  6. Cecil Burnaby Prickett, 1540
  7. John Ronald Dean Oldman, 1534 (b 15 Sep 1883, Mid, unfit or further service 8 May 1900, d 18 Jan 1953)
  8. Cecil Rupert Hemans, 1501
  9. James Follett Houstoun, 1493
  10. Basil Des Geyneys Ball, 1488 (b 10 May 1883, Mid, widthdrawn Jul re1902)
  11. Bertie William Bluett, 1475
  12. Sydney Boyd Boyd-Richardson, 1451
  13. Francis Samuel Drake Esdaile, 1449 (b 25 Apr 1883, Mid, d wounds received at Tientsen 7 Jul 1900)
  14. George Louis Downall Gibbs, 1442
  15. Brudenell Hunt-Grubbe, 1422
  16. Henry Oswald Nash, 1414 (b 15 May 1882, Mid, withdrew 15 May 1902 ill health)
  17. Cyril Goolden, 1401 (b 2 Oct 1882, ret. Cdr., WW2 service, d 8 Aug 1943)
  18. Robert Hamilton Clark-Hall, 1393
  19. Herbert Edward Walter Christian Whyte, 1385
  20. Arthur Kimber Gregory, (Eastman's Academy) 1379
  21. Kenelm Everard Lane Creighton, 1377
  22. James Andrew Gardiner Troup, 1358
  23. Ralph Vincent Eyre, 1355
  24. Heathcote George Hewitt, (Eastman's Academy) 1351
  25. Austin Charles Ackland, (Eastman's Academy) 1348
  26. Geoffrey Blake, 1346
  27. Kenneth Ballantine Drysdale, 1344 (b 16 Jul 1882, Mid, d 9 Oct 1899 in Mediterranean while in Empress of India)
  28. Kenneth Allan Ferrers Guy, 1339
  29. William Duncan Phipps, 1335
  30. Robert Leal Jermain, 1319
  31. Ernest George Houssemayne Du Boulay, 1318
  32. Lionel Henry Shore, 1316
  33. Percy Richard Stevens, 1304
  34. Knightley Henry Benson (b 10 Nov 1882, Lt. Cdr., intemperate Jan 1913, retired but served) and Harold Larpent Woodcock, 1302
  35. last two tied
  36. Edwin Mansergh Palmer, (Eastman's Academy) 1301
  37. Richard Knight Philpott, 1299
  38. Gerald Fortescue Longhurst, 1296
  39. Rudolf Henry Cole Verner, 1290
  40. William Chalker Pearse, (Eastman's Academy) 1275 (b 1 Jul 1882, SubLt., d drowned 25 Sep 1903)
  41. Alexander Charles Seton, 1268 (b 27 Jul 1882, Lt., d 3 Jan 1904 at Las Palmas of enteric fever)
  42. Kenneth Bowring Toms, 1264
  43. Douglas George Anderson, 1263 (b 29 Apr 1883, SubLt., d 6 May 1904 of Mediterranean fever at Haslar)
  44. Reginald Becher Caldwell Hutchinson, (Eastman's Academy) 1258
  45. John Alfred Vernon Gravener, 1250
  46. Cuthbert Dixon Longstaff, 1235
  47. Gilbert Cockshutt Heathcote, (Eastman's Academy) 1226
  48. Hamilton Colclough Allen, 1222
  49. Robert Prescott McHardy, 1217
  50. Stephen Harvey Yoon Birley, 1205 (b 23 Oct 1883, SubLt., resigned 18 Mar 1905 family reasons)
  51. Mark Sutton Rothwell, 1200 (b 1 Apr 1883, Lt. Cdr., resigned commission, emergency list)
  52. Jack Beaumont Le Mottée, 1196 (b 18 Feb 1883, SubLt., resigned to avoid CM desertion/wardroom theft 1904)
  53. Cyril Duncan Fenn, 1190
  54. Wilfred Murray Richardson, 1188 (b 8 Oct 1882, Mid, discharged 1902 after 3rd failure at seamanship examination)
  55. Hugh Hext Rogers, 1178
  56. Alwyne Edward Sherrin, (Cruickshank School) 1175
  57. Geoffrey Latimer, 1171 (b 16 Jun 1882, SubLt., d 31 May 1903 small boat capsizing at Penzance)
  58. Edwin Anderson Homan, (Eastman's Academy) 1162
  59. Harold Guy Rawlins, 1161 (b 29 Sep 1882, Lt., withdrawn 16 Apr 1903)
  60. Hugh Lincoln, 1152 (not found at TNA)
  61. George Francis Cholmley, 1133
  62. Jack Francis Vernon Guise, 1086 (b 17 May 1882, Lt. Cdr., retired misconduct)
  63. George Mytton Hill, 1073 (b 30 Jun 1883, Cdr., d 10 Jul 1935)

Hugh Dundas Hamilton and John Howard Nankivell (b 12 Dec 1882, navigating Lt., ) passed for Colonial Cadetships with 778 and 747 marks, respectively.

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 14, 1897; pg. 6; Issue 35177.
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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.