William Oswald Story

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Admiral William Oswald Story, C.B.E., Royal Navy, Retired (18 April, 1859 – 14 January, 1938) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

William Oswald Story was born on 10 April, 1859, at Bingfield, Co. Cavan.

Story saw active service in the Egyptian War of 1882 while Sub-Lieutenant of the gunboat Mosquito, and commanded a party landed for service at Chalof. Highly commended in the despatches of Commander The Honourable H. R. Sandilands, he was specially promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 8 September, 1882.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 30 June, 1896.[2]

Captain

Story was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1902.[3] On 10 June, 1903, he was appointed to the Excellent, for the Narcissus.[4]

On 7 April, 1907, Story was appointed in command of the battleship London.[5]

Flag Rank

Story was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 September, 1911, vice Jellicoe.[6] He was appointed for signal and war courses dated 12 February, 1912.[7]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, Story was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 30 January, 1912.[8] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 26 April, 1917,[9] and to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 3 October, 1919.[10]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 25147. p. 4261. 15 September, 1882.
  2. London Gazette: no. 26757. p. 3978. 10 July, 1896.
  3. London Gazette: no. 27393. p. 3. 3 January, 1902.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 29 May, 1903. Issue 37093, col B, pg. 8.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 29 March, 1907. Issue 38293, col C, pg. 5.
  6. London Gazette: no. 28533. p. 6949. 22 September, 1911.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 17 January, 1912. Issue 39797, col F, pg. 11.
  8. London Gazette: no. 28577. p. 799. 2 February, 1912.
  9. London Gazette: no. 30037. p. 3955. 27 April, 1917.
  10. London Gazette: no. 31610. p. 12892. 21 October, 1919.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral W. O. Story" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 15 January, 1938. Issue 47893, col E, pg. 12.

Service Records