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]

He assumed command of the destroyer Grafton in April 1905.[5]

In February 1906, he assumed command of Cumberland.[6]

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

He served as captain of Canopus from February 1908 until some time the following year.[8]

Flag Rank

Story was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 September, 1911, vice Jellicoe.[9] He was appointed for signal and war courses dated 12 February, 1912.[10]

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.[11] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 26 April, 1917,[12] and to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 3 October, 1919.[13]

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25147. p. 4261. 15 September, 1882.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26757. p. 3978. 10 July, 1896.
  3. The 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, p. 8.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 29 March, 1907. Issue 38293, col C, p. 5.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28533. p. 6949. 22 September, 1911.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 17 January, 1912. Issue 39797, col F, p. 11.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28577. p. 799. 2 February, 1912.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 30037. p. 3955. 27 April, 1917.
  13. The 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, p. 12.

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