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==Early Life & Career==
 
==Early Life & Career==
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>
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At the examinations for naval cadetships in June 1879, Lees placed eleventh out of thirty-seven successful candidates.<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Wednesday, 25 June, 1879.  Issue '''29603''', col E, p. 7.</ref>
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Lees was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} dated 30 August, 1888.{{Gaz|25855|5108|11 September, 1888}}
  
 
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>
 
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>
  
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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He was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} dated 30 June, 1900.{{Gaz|27211|4433|17 July, 1900}}
  
{{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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{{CaptRN}} on 30 June, 1904.{{Gaz|27691|4182|1 July, 1904}}
  
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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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.{{Gaz|27969|7817|20 November, 1906}}
  
He was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on the Retired List dated 1 June, 1916.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/29621/supplements/5827 (Supplement) no. 29621.  p. 5827.]  13 June, 1916.</ref>
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He was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on the Retired List dated 1 June, 1916.{{GazSup|29621|5827|13 June, 1916}}
  
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>
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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.{{GazSup|31099|111|1 January, 1919}}
  
 
==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
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Latest revision as of 21:23, 27 December 2020

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

At the examinations for naval cadetships in June 1879, Lees placed eleventh out of thirty-seven successful candidates.[1]

Lees was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant dated 30 August, 1888.[2]

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?"[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 30 June, 1900.[4]

Captain on 30 June, 1904.[5]

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.[6]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List dated 1 June, 1916.[7]

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.[8]

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.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald H. S. Bacon
Captain of H.M.S. Hazard
1 Jan, 1903[9] – 1904
Succeeded by
Sydney S. Hall
Preceded by
Edward P. Ashe
Captain of H.M.S. Forth
28 Jul, 1904[10][11] – 21 Oct, 1904[12]
Succeeded by
Robert W. Johnson
Preceded by
Reginald H. S. Bacon
Captain of H.M.S. Thames
21 Oct, 1904[13][14] – 18 Apr, 1906[15]
Succeeded by
Robert W. Johnson
Preceded by
Reginald H. S. Bacon
Inspecting Captain of Submarines
21 Oct, 1904[16] – 12 Nov, 1906[17]
Succeeded by
Sydney S. Hall
Preceded by
Henry F. Oliver
Captain of H.M.S. Mercury
18 Apr, 1906[18][19] – 12 Nov, 1906[20]
Succeeded by
Sydney S. Hall

 

Footnotes

  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 25 June, 1879. Issue 29603, col E, p. 7.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25855. p. 5108. 11 September, 1888.
  3. Chambers. p. 317.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27211. p. 4433. 17 July, 1900.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27691. p. 4182. 1 July, 1904.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27969. p. 7817. 20 November, 1906.
  7. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29621. p. 5827. 13 June, 1916.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31099. p. 111. 1 January, 1919.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1904). p. 324.
  10. Lees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/321. f. 376.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 317.
  12. Lees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/321. f. 376.
  13. Lees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/321. f. 376.
  14. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 385.
  15. Lees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/321. f. 376.
  16. Lees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/321. f. 376.
  17. Lees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/321. f. 376.
  18. Lees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/321. f. 376.
  19. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 345.
  20. Lees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/321. f. 376.