James Alfred Ewing

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SIR Alfred James Ewing, K.C.B., F.R.S., M.Inst.C.E. (27 March, 1855 – 7 January, 1935) was an academic who served as Director of Naval Education in the Royal Navy from 1903 to 1916, and was one of the founders of Room 40 during the Great War.

Life & Career

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 28 June, 1907.[1]

On the occasion of King George V's coronation he was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Civil Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 19 June, 1911.[2]

See Also


  • "Sir Alfred Ewing" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 8 January, 1935. Issue 46956, col B, p. 14.
  • Ewing, A. W. (1940). The Man of Room 40: The Life of Sir Alfred Ewing. London: Hutchinson * Co. (Publishers) Ltd..


  1. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28034. p. 4430. 28 June, 1907.
  2. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4588. 19 June, 1911.