George Parish Ross

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Rear-Admiral George Parish Ross, C.B., Royal Navy (Retired) (7 February, 1875 – 1 February, 1942) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Ross was the youngest son of Horatio John Ross of the Bengal Civil Service.

Ross was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, dated 1 December, 1896.[1]

On 30 June, 1908, Ross was promoted to the rank of Commander.[2]

He was appointed as acting captain of King Edward VII on 17 May, 1912.[3]

The Great War

Ross was appointed to command Marlborough on 25 May, 1914[4] despite his promotion to Captain occurring on 30 June, 1914.[5] He commanded Marlborough at the Battle of Jutland, where she was torpedoed, as Ross related in his report.

On 15 September 1916 Ross 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.[6]

He was appointed to command Revenge on 11 February, 1917[7] and was superseded on 15 April, 1919 and placed on the Retired List at his own request on 19 August.[Citation needed] He was promoted to Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1925.[8]

Ross acted as a pallbearer for Sir Cecil Burney upon his death in 1929.

Ross died on 1 February, 1942 at 193, Queen's Gate, S.W.7. He was sixty-seven years old. His funeral service took place at St. Mary's Church, Kensington on 4 February, 11.30 a.m.

Bibliography

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John E. T. Harper
Captain of H.M.S. Plucky
15 Nov, 1906[9] – 4 Jun, 1907[10]
Succeeded by
Henry E. F. Aylmer
Preceded by
Edward H. F. Heaton-Ellis
Captain of H.M.S. King Edward VII
12 Jun, 1913[11] – 1 Jul, 1913[12]
Succeeded by
E. Percy F. G. Grant
Preceded by
Herbert Chatterton
Captain of H.M.S. Teutonic
5 Jan, 1915[13] – 2 Sep, 1915[14]
Succeeded by
Adrian H. Smyth
Preceded by
Edmund P. F. G. Grant
Captain of H.M.S. Marlborough
2 Sep, 1915[15] – 11 Feb, 1917[16]
Succeeded by
Edward B. Kiddle
Preceded by
Edward B. Kiddle
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
11 Feb, 1917[17] – 15 Apr, 1919[18]
Succeeded by
George T. C. P. Swabey

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26809. p. 4. 1 January, 1897.
  2. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28151. p. 4644. 26 June, 1908.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 336.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 355.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 28842. p. 4880. 22 June, 1914.
  6. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29751. p. 9070. 15 September, 1916.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 895.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 33010. p. 219. 9 January, 1925.
  9. Ross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 46.
  10. Ross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 46.
  11. Ross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 46.
  12. Ross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 46.
  13. Ross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 46.
  14. Ross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 46.
  15. Ross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 46.
  16. Day of year inferred from successor here and from predecessor in Revenge. Ross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 46.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 895.
  18. Ross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 46.