Hamnet Holditch Share

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Paymaster Rear-Admiral SIR Hamnet Holditch Share, K.B.E., C.B., C.V.O., Royal Navy (19 May, 1864 – 26 June, 1937) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War, when he served as secretary to Sir John R. Jellicoe as Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet and as "Additional Naval Assistant" when Jellicoe served as First Sea Lord.

Early Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Paymaster dated 9 June, 1898.[1]

On 27 November, 1903, Share was promoted to the rank of Staff Paymaster with seniority of 9 June, 1902.[2]

Share was promoted to the rank of Fleet Paymaster on 9 June, 1906.[3]

Share 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.) on 1 January, 1916.[4] He was promoted to the rank of Paymaster-in-Chief on 1 January, 1917.[5]

On 16 April, 1920, Share was appointed a Knight Commander of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.), "For valuable services as Secretary to Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Jellicoe of Scapa, G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O."[6]

Bibliography

  • "Sir Hamnet Share, R.N." (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 28 June, 1937. Issue 47722, col B, pg. 16.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
A. Dudley P. R. Pound
Additional Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord
4 Dec, 1916 – Oct, 1917[7]
Succeeded by
Ralph F. Seymour
Preceded by
Edward M. Phillpotts
Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord
Oct, 1917 – 27 Dec, 1917[8]
Succeeded by
John P. R. Marriott
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26981. p. 3859. 24 June, 1898.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27623. p. 8023. 4 December, 1903.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27921. p. 4076. 12 June, 1906.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 29423. p. 80. (Supplement) 1 January, 1916.
  5. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 477.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 31867. p. 4451. 16 April, 1920.
  7. Share service record. The National Archives. ADM 196/81/162.
  8. Share service record. The National Archives. ADM 196/81/162.