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Lees was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 30 June, 1900<ref>''The Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to 1900'', Laird and Markham, p. 502. [http://books.google.com/books?id=5DBr2w1RzWEC&lpg=PA502&ots=gKm9JvkSZz&dq=Edgar%20Lees%20navy&pg=PA502#v=onepage&q=Lees&f=false Google Books]</ref> and to {{CaptRN}} on 30 June, 1904.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27691/pages/4182 no. 27691.  p. 4182.]  1 July, 1904.</ref>
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Lees was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} dated 30 August, 1888.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/25855/pages/5108 no. 25855.  p. 5108.]  11 September, 1888.</ref>
  
He was appointed a Commander of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) on 1 January, 1919.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31099/supplements/111 (Supplement) no. 31099.  p. 111.]  1 January, 1919.</ref>
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Lees served as Naval Aide-de-Camp to General Sir Redvers Buller at the beginning of the Second Boer War.  There is a story that after a bloody reverse at the Battle of the Tugela Heights the general and his staff were dining in a tent, and Lees remarked, "Do they ever try Generals by court-martial in your service?"<ref>Chambers.  p. 317.</ref>
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He was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} dated 30 June, 1900.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27211/pages/4433 no. 27211.  p. 4433.]  17 July, 1900.</ref>
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{{CaptRN}} on 30 June, 1904.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27691/pages/4182 no. 27691.  p. 4182.]  1 July, 1904.</ref>
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In accordance with the provisions of the [[Order in Council of 8 December, 1903]], Lees was placed on the Retired list on 20 November, 1906, at his own request.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27969/pages/7817 no. 27969.  p. 7817.]  20 November, 1906.</ref>
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He was appointed a Commander of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) on 1 January, 1919.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31099/supplements/111 (Supplement) no. 31099.  p. 111.]  1 January, 1919.</ref>
  
 
==Footnotes==
 
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*"Rear-Admiral Edgar Lees" (Obituaries).  ''The Times''.  Monday, 14 September, 1925.  Issue '''44066''', col B, pg. 17.
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*Chambers, Admiral B. M., C.B. (1927).  ''Salt Junk: Naval Reminiscences, 1881-1906''.  London: Constable & Co Ltd.  
 
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Revision as of 14:39, 20 September 2012

Rear-Admiral Edgar Lees, C.B.E., Royal Navy, Retired (11 May, 1866 – 10 September, 1925) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Lees was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant dated 30 August, 1888.[1]

Lees served as Naval Aide-de-Camp to General Sir Redvers Buller at the beginning of the Second Boer War. There is a story that after a bloody reverse at the Battle of the Tugela Heights the general and his staff were dining in a tent, and Lees remarked, "Do they ever try Generals by court-martial in your service?"[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 30 June, 1900.[3]

Captain on 30 June, 1904.[4]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, Lees was placed on the Retired list on 20 November, 1906, at his own request.[5]

He was appointed a Commander of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) on 1 January, 1919.[6]

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25855. p. 5108. 11 September, 1888.
  2. Chambers. p. 317.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27211. p. 4433. 17 July, 1900.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27691. p. 4182. 1 July, 1904.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27969. p. 7817. 20 November, 1906.
  6. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31099. p. 111. 1 January, 1919.

Bibliography

  • "Rear-Admiral Edgar Lees" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 14 September, 1925. Issue 44066, col B, p. 17.
  • Chambers, Admiral B. M., C.B. (1927). Salt Junk: Naval Reminiscences, 1881-1906. London: Constable & Co Ltd.

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