Arthur Christian

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Admiral Arthur Henry Christian, CB, MVO (31 August 1863 – 20 August 1926) was a senior Royal Navy officer.

Early life[edit]

Born on 31 August 1863 at 13 Lowndes Square, London, he was the fourth son of George Christian[1] and his wife Sarah Mary Christian (née Bainbrigge).[2] He was educated at Twyford School, then an all-boys Independent preparatory school.[3]

Military career[edit]

He was promoted to lieutenant on 31 December 1885.[4] On 1 January 1896, he was promoted to commander[5] "for services on the West and East Coasts of Africa".[6] He was promoted to captain on 31 December 1901.[7] He was promoted to rear admiral on 21 August 1911.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In 1911, Christian married Geraldine Diana Monsell. Together they had one son and two daughters.[1]

Honours and decorations[edit]

On 24 July 1910, Christian was appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO).[9] On 1 January 1916, he was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) as part of "honours awarded in recognition of services rendered by Officers of the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron between the time of the landing in the Gallipoli Peninsula in April 1915, and the evacuation in December 1915 - January 1916".[10]

On 30 April 1910, he was appointed Naval Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to King George V.[11] He relinquished the appointment on 21 August 1911.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CHRISTIAN, Admiral Arthur Henry". Who Was Who. A & C Black. December 2007. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Admiral Arthur Henry Christian". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Old Twyfordians - Biographies". Twyford School. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25545. p. 7. 1 January 1886. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26694. p. 7532. 31 December 1895. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26696. p. 4. 3 January 1896. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27393. p. 3. 3 January 1902. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28525. p. 6306. 25 August 1911. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28403. p. 5584. 2 August 1910. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: no. 29507. p. 2869. 14 March 1916. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
  11. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28363. p. 3163. 6 May 1910. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
  12. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28526. p. 6372. 29 August 1911. Retrieved 2012-10-25.