Walter Hodgson Bevan Graham

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Admiral Walter Hodgson Bevan Graham, Royal Navy, Retired (13 October, 1849 – 28 August, 1931) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Graham was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1891.[1]

Graham was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Æolus on 11 July, 1893, for the Annual Manoeuvres of 1893.[2]

He took Edgar, which had recently had storm damage repaired to Malta, where he and the crew transferred to the battleship H.M.S. Royal Oak, which he commanded from late March 1899 to January of 1901. After handing over Edgar, Graham was informed by Admiralty Letter that the ship's engine room was "unfavourable" when inspected by A. Fremantle on 20 March.[3]

Graham was appointed a Naval Aide de Camp to King Edward VII on 7 December, 1901.[4]

Flag Rank

Graham was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 February, 1904, vice Bickford.[5]

Graham was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 22 March, 1908, vice Bickford.[6] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List on 3 January, 1911.[7] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 18 September.[8]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 29 August, 1931. Issue 45914, col C, p. 13.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Æolus
11 Jul, 1893[9]
Succeeded by
Robert L. Groome
Preceded by
Anthony Kingscote
Captain of H.M.S. Wallaroo
22 Feb, 1894[10]
Succeeded by
George N. A. Pollard
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Diadem
19 Jul, 1898[11] – 23 Feb, 1899[12]
Succeeded by
Harry S. F. Niblett
Preceded by
Harry S. F. Niblett
Captain of H.M.S. Edgar
15 Feb, 1899[13]c. Apr, 1899
Succeeded by
Frederick L. Campbell
Preceded by
William Marrack
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Oak
31 Mar, 1899[14]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. E. Prothero
Preceded by
John Durnford
Captain of Chatham Dockyard Reserve
21 Jan, 1901[15]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of the Chatham Dockyard Reserve
21 Jan, 1901[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Reginald F. H. Henderson
Captain Superintendent, Sheerness Dockyard
20 Aug, 1902[17][18] – 1 Jan, 1905[19]
Succeeded by
Frederick L. Campbell
Preceded by
?
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Sheerness-Chatham Reserve Division
3 Jan, 1905[20]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Adair

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26188. p. 4069. 31 July, 1891.
  2. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1893. Issue 33999, col D, p. 10.
  3. Graham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/561. f. 547.
  4. Graham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/561. f. 547.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27645. p. 941. 12 February, 1904.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28122. p. 2260. 24 March, 1908.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28454. p. 127. 6 January, 1911.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28533. p. 6949. 22 September, 1911.
  9. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1893. Issue 33999, col D, p. 10.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 268k.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 241.
  12. Graham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/561. f. 547.
  13. Graham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/561. f. 547.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 300.
  15. Graham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 547.
  16. Graham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 547.
  17. Graham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/561. f. 547.
  18. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 4 August, 1902. Issue 36837, col C, p. 4.
  19. Graham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/561. f. 547.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 24 December, 1904. Issue 37586, col D, p. 4.