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==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
Learmonth was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 24 August, 1887.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/25735/pages/4778 no. 25735.  p. 4778.]  2 September, 1887.</ref>
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Learmonth was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 24 August, 1887.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/25735/pages/4778 no. 25735.  p. 4778.]  2 September, 1887.</ref>
  
He was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 30 June, 1900.<ref>''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}} on 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>
  
 
==Captain==
 
==Captain==
Learmonth was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 31 December, 1906.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27982/pages/31 no. 27982.  p. 31.]  1 January, 1907.</ref>
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Learmonth was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 31 December, 1906.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27982/pages/31 no. 27982.  p. 31.]  1 January, 1907.</ref>
  
 
He was appointed to ''President'' on 20 April, 1908, for service in the Hydrographic Department.<ref>''The Navy List'' (October, 1908).  p. 358.</ref>
 
He was appointed to ''President'' on 20 April, 1908, for service in the Hydrographic Department.<ref>''The Navy List'' (October, 1908).  p. 358.</ref>
  
 
==Great War==
 
==Great War==
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 4 June, 1917.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30111/supplements/5454 (Supplement) no. 30111.  p. 5454.]  4 June, 1917.</ref>
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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 4 June, 1917.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30111/supplements/5454 (Supplement) no. 30111.  p. 5454.]  4 June, 1917.</ref>
  
Learmonth was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 11 March, 1918, vice [[Robert Stewart Phipps Hornby|Phipps Hornby]].<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30599/pages/3756 no. 30599.  p. 3756.]  26 March, 1918.</ref>  His future in the Navy had been decided at a meeting of the Board of Admiralty on 15 June, when four of the five Sea Lords (Burney apparently wavering) voted that he be retired on promotion to Flag Rank under Section III of the Order-in-Council of 9 March, 1914.<ref>The National Archives.  ADM 167/52.</ref>  That he was not retired immediately is surprising.
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Learmonth was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 11 March, 1918, vice [[Robert Stewart Phipps Hornby|Phipps Hornby]].<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30599/pages/3756 no. 30599.  p. 3756.]  26 March, 1918.</ref>  His future in the Navy had been decided at a meeting of the Board of Admiralty on 15 June, when four of the five Sea Lords (Burney apparently wavering) voted that he be retired on promotion to Flag Rank under Section III of the Order-in-Council of 9 March, 1914.<ref>The National Archives.  ADM 167/52.</ref>  That he was not retired immediately is surprising.
  
 
==Post-War==
 
==Post-War==
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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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>
  
He was placed on the Retired List at his own request, "in order to facilitate the promotion of younger officers", on 8 March, 1921.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32265/pages/2304 no. 32265.  p. 2304.]  22 March, 1921.</ref>
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He was placed on the Retired List at his own request, "in order to facilitate the promotion of younger officers", on 8 March, 1921.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32265/pages/2304 no. 32265.  p. 2304.]  22 March, 1921.</ref>
  
Learmonth was advanced to the rank of {{ViceRN}} on the Retired List on 8 October, 1923.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32871/pages/6966 no. 32871.  p. 6966.]  16 October, 1923.</ref>  In the King's Birthday Honours of 3 June, 1925, Learmonth was promoted Knight Commander of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.).<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/33053/supplements/3772 (Supplement) no. 33053.  p. 3772.]  3 June, 1925.</ref>  He was advanced to the rank of {{AdmRN}} on the Retired List on 1 August, 1927.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/33300/pages/5105 no. 33300.  p. 5105.]  5 August, 1927.</ref>
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Learmonth was advanced to the rank of {{ViceRN}} on the Retired List on 8 October, 1923.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32871/pages/6966 no. 32871.  p. 6966.]  16 October, 1923.</ref>  In the King's Birthday Honours of 3 June, 1925, Learmonth was promoted Knight Commander of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.).<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/33053/supplements/3772 (Supplement) no. 33053.  p. 3772.]  3 June, 1925.</ref>  He was advanced to the rank of {{AdmRN}} on the Retired List on 1 August, 1927.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/33300/pages/5105 no. 33300.  p. 5105.]  5 August, 1927.</ref>
  
 
==Footnotes==
 
==Footnotes==

Revision as of 17:02, 24 September 2012

Admiral SIR Frederick Charles Learmonth, K.B.E., C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (14 January, 1866 – 3 June, 1941) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Learmonth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 24 August, 1887.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1900.[2]

Captain

Learmonth was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1906.[3]

He was appointed to President on 20 April, 1908, for service in the Hydrographic Department.[4]

Great War

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 4 June, 1917.[5]

Learmonth was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 11 March, 1918, vice Phipps Hornby.[6] His future in the Navy had been decided at a meeting of the Board of Admiralty on 15 June, when four of the five Sea Lords (Burney apparently wavering) voted that he be retired on promotion to Flag Rank under Section III of the Order-in-Council of 9 March, 1914.[7] That he was not retired immediately is surprising.

Post-War

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]

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request, "in order to facilitate the promotion of younger officers", on 8 March, 1921.[9]

Learmonth was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 8 October, 1923.[10] In the King's Birthday Honours of 3 June, 1925, Learmonth was promoted Knight Commander of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.).[11] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 August, 1927.[12]

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25735. p. 4778. 2 September, 1887.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27211. p. 4433. 17 July, 1900.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27982. p. 31. 1 January, 1907.
  4. The Navy List (October, 1908). p. 358.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30111. p. 5454. 4 June, 1917.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 30599. p. 3756. 26 March, 1918.
  7. The National Archives. ADM 167/52.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31099. p. 111. 1 January, 1919.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 32265. p. 2304. 22 March, 1921.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 32871. p. 6966. 16 October, 1923.
  11. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33053. p. 3772. 3 June, 1925.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 33300. p. 5105. 5 August, 1927.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Frederick Learmonth" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 5 June, 1941. Issue 48944, col E, pg. 7.

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