Edmund Percy Fenwick George Grant

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Admiral SIR Edmund Percy Fenwick George Grant, K.C.V.O., C.B., Royal Navy (23 September, 1867 – 8 September, 1952) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

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Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant dated 1 October, 1890.[1]

Grant was promoted to the rank of Commander on 26 June, 1902.[2]

Grant was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1907.[3]

On 5 January, 1910, he was appointed in command of Arrogant.[4] In May, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Gibraltar.[5]

In June 1911, Grant assumed command of the light cruiser Falmouth.[5]

He was appointed in command of the pre-dreadnought King Edward VII on 1 July, 1913.[6]

On 25 May, 1914, he was appointed in command of the dreadnought Marlborough.[7]

Great War

On 15 September Grant was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) dated 31 May.[8]

In July, 1917, he was appointed in command of the dreadnought Ramillies.[9]

Post-War

Grant was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 17 January, 1919, vice Ricardo.[10] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 August, 1924, vice Kiddle.[11]

He was placed on the Retired List on 14 January, 1928,[12] and was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 5 April.[13]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26093. p. 5268. 3 October, 1890.
  2. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27448. p. 4198. 26 June, 1902.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 28096. p. 34. 3 January, 1908.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 6 January, 1910. Issue 39162, col D, p. 4.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 461.
  7. The Navy List (December, 1914). p. 355.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29751. p. 9070. 15 September, 1916.
  9. The Navy List (December, 1918). p. 889.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 31162. p. 1798. 4 February, 1919.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 32965. p. 6138. 15 August, 1924.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 33349. p. 440. 20 January, 1928.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 33376. p. 2741. 17 April, 1928.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Percy Grant" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 9 September, 1952. Issue 52412, col D, p. 6.

Papers

  • Papers in the Possession of the Imperial War Museum. Catalogue number 11000 P354.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sir William R. Creswell
First Naval Member of the Naval Board
Commonwealth of Australia

1919 – 1921
Succeeded by
Charles T. Hardy
Acting

Preceded by
Sir Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
Admiral Superintendent of Portsmouth Dockyard
1922 – 1925
Succeeded by
Bertram S. Thesiger

 
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