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 Australian 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

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 Training Ship H.M.S. Britannia
31 Aug, 1877[11] – ?
Succeeded by
Richard Wells
Preceded by
George Tryon
Commander-in-Chief, Australian Station
1 Feb, 1887[12] – ?
Succeeded by
Charles T. M. D. Scott
Preceded by
Richard V. Hamilton
Second Naval Lord
26 Oct, 1889[13] – ?
Succeeded by
Frederick W. Richards
Preceded by
Michael Culme-Seymour
Senior Officer in Command, Channel Squadron
10 May, 1892[14] – ?
Succeeded by
Robert O'B. FitzRoy
Preceded by
Edmund R. Fremantle
Commander in Chief, Plymouth Station
16 Jun, 1899[15] – ?
Succeeded by
Charles T. M. D. Scott

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1861). p. 27.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1867). 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. (February, 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.
  11. Fairfax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 447.
  12. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 89.
  13. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 119.
  14. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 89.
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 22 May, 1899. Issue 35835, col D, p. 4.

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