Alan Geoffrey Hotham

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Sir Alan Hotham
Born 3 October 1876
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Died 10 July 1965
Victoria, London
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Comus
New Zealand Division
Battles/wars World War I
Awards KCMG
Companions of the Order of the Bath
Alan Hotham
Personal information
Full name Alan Geoffrey Hotham
Born (1876-11-03)3 November 1876
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Died 10 July 1965(1965-07-10) (aged 88)
Victoria, London, England
Batting style Right-handed
Domestic team information
Years Team
1901 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 1
Runs scored 16
Batting average 8.00
Top score
Balls bowled 6
Wickets 0
Bowling average 6.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 0/6
Source: Cricinfo, 2 January 2010

Admiral Sir Alan Geoffrey Hotham, KCMG, CB (3 October 1876 – 10 July 1965) was an officer in the Royal Navy. He also played first-class cricket for Hampshire in 1901.

Naval career[edit]

Born the son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Hotham, Hotham was born in Edinburgh, Midlothian on 3 October 1876 and played first-class cricket for Hampshire in 1901.[1] He served during the First World War, commanding the C-class light cruiser HMS Comus at the Battle of Jutland.[2] He was appointed Director of Trade at the Admiralty in 1917 and Commodore Commanding the New Zealand Division in 1921[3] before serving as Director of Naval Intelligence at the Admiralty[4] from 1924 to 1927.[3] He retired from the navy in 1929 and became a member of Port of London Authority.[5] Hotham was Gentleman Usher of the Blue Rod between 1934[6] and 1959. In this capacity he was present at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.[7]

He died in Victoria, London on 10 July 1965 at the age of 88.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
New Post
Commander-in-Chief, New Zealand Division
Succeeded by
Alister Beal
Court offices
Preceded by
Sir Reginald Laurence Antrobus
Gentleman Usher of the Blue Rod
Succeeded by
Sir George Beresford-Stooke