Henry Fairfax

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Admiral SIR Henry Fairfax, K.C.B., C.B. (Civil), D.L., J.P., F.R.G.S., Royal Navy (21 January, 1837 – 20 March, 1900) was an officer of the Royal Navy in the latter half of the 19th Century.

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Early Life & Career

Fairfax was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 25 August, 1858.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 4 November, 1862.[2]

Fairfax was promoted to the rank of Captain on 3 April, 1868.[3]

Fairfax was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 22 July, 1879.[4]

For his participation at the Bombardment of Alexandria, Fairfax was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath on 14 August, 1882.[5]

Flag Rank

Fairfax was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 July, 1885, vice Salmon.[6] He was appointed Commander-in-Chief on the Autralian Station on 1 February, 1887, assuming command on 18 April.[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 20 June, 1891, vice Hoskins.[8]

On the occasion of the Queen's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 20 May, 1896.[9]

Fairfax was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 10 May, 1897, vice D'Arcy-Irvine.[10]

Court-Martial

See Also

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List Corrected to the 20th March, 1861. p. 27.
  2. The Navy List Corrected to the 20th December, 1866. p. 17.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 23368. p. 2106. 7 April, 1868.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 24746. p. 4647. 25 July, 1879.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 25138. p. 3794. 15 August, 1882.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 25490. p. 3240. 14 July, 1885.
  7. The Navy List, Corrected to the 20th January, 1888. p. 188.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 26174. p. 3300. 23 June, 1891.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 26741. p. 3053. 20 May, 1896.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 26855. p. 2854. 21 May, 1897.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Henry Fairfax" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 21 March, 1900. Issue 36095, col G, p. 6.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William Graham
Captain of H.M.S. Britannia
1877 – 1880
Succeeded by
Richard Wells

Preceded by
George Tryon
Commander-in-Chief on the Australian Station
1887 – 1889
Succeeded by
Lord Charles T. M. D. Scott

Preceded by
Sir R. Vesey Hamilton
Second Naval Lord
1889 – 1892
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick W. Richards

Preceded by
Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, Bart.
Senior Officer in Command of the Channel Squadron
1892 – 1894
Succeeded by
Robert O'B. FitzRoy

Preceded by
The Hon. Sir Edmund R. Fremantle
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
1899 – 1900
Succeeded by
Lord Charles T. M. D. Scott

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