Alfred Astley Ellison

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Rear-Admiral Alfred Astley Ellison C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (7 December, 1874 – 25 December, 1932) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Ellison was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 39 June, 1896.[1]

Ellison was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1907.[2]

Ellison was appointed in command of the torpedo gunboat Halcyon on 23 January, 1912 and re-appointed several times, including when being promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1914. He ceased being captain of the ship on 31 August, 1914, but remained in her.[3]TODO: get copy of other service records to resolve other appointments here

In 1918, he was found in breach of petrol regulations when using a car while shooting game and informed that this must not continue.[4]

Post-War

Ellison was appointed in command of the battleship Commonwealth on 30 September, 1920.[5]

Ellison was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 11 November, 1922 and advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 26 September, 1924.[6]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John R. Segrave
Captain of H.M.S. Halcyon
23 Jan, 1912[7][8] – 31 Aug, 1914[9]
Succeeded by
George N. Ballard
Preceded by
?
Senior Naval Officer, Lowestoft
Sep, 1914 – 1 Apr, 1919
Succeeded by
Wilfrid M. Bruce
Preceded by
Maurice S. FitzMaurice
Senior Naval Officer, Yangtse
1 Apr, 1919[10][11] – 10 May, 1920[12]
Succeeded by
George H. Borrett
Preceded by
George R. B. Blount
Captain of H.M.S. Commonwealth
30 Sep, 1920[13]c. Apr, 1922[14]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Alan Dixon
Captain of H.M.S. Orion
c. Apr, 1922[15]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Rowland H. Bather
Captain of H.M.S. Glorious
16 May, 1922[16] – 1 Nov, 1922[17]
Succeeded by
John E. Cameron
Preceded by
Charles D. Johnson
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Devonport Reserve
Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet Devonport
16 May, 1922[18] – 1 Nov, 1922[19]
Succeeded by
Rowland H. Bather
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Devonport Reserve

Footnotes

  1. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 516.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 25.
  3. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 516.
  4. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 516.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 749.
  6. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 230.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1914). p. 322a.
  8. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 516.
  9. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 516.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1919). p. 698.
  11. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 516.
  12. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 516.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 749.
  14. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 516.
  15. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 516.
  16. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 230.
  17. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 230.
  18. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 230.
  19. Ellison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 230.