Day Bosanquet

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Admiral
Sir Day Bosanquet
GCVO KCB
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16th Governor of South Australia
In office
18 February 1909 – 22 March 1914
Monarch Edward VII (1909-10)
George V(1910-14)
Premier Thomas Price (1909)
Archibald Peake (1909-10)
John Verran (1910-12)
Archibald Peake (1912-14)
Preceded by Sir George Le Hunte
Succeeded by Sir Henry Galway
Personal details
Nationality British
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1857 – 1908
Rank Admiral
Commands East Indies Station
North America and West Indies Station
Portsmouth
Battles/wars Second Opium War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir Day Hort Bosanquet GCVO, KCB (22 March 1843 – 1923) was the Governor of South Australia from 18 February 1909 until 22 March 1914.

Naval career[edit]

Born in Alnwick in Northumberland, Bosanquet joined the Royal Navy in 1857.[1] He was present at the taking of Canton.[1]

He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station in 1899, Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station in 1904 and Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth in 1907.[1]

In retirement Bosanquet became Governor of South Australia.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was a major landholder around Llanwarne, Herefordshire in England, living at Brom-y-clos.[2]

Bosanquet's daughter Beatrice Mary (b. 1881, d. 1 Sept, 1957) married Vice-Admiral Sir Raymond Fitzmaurice in 1919.

Bosanquet died at Newbury, Berkshire 28 Jun, 1923.

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Douglas
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
1899–1902
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Drury
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Douglas
Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
1904–1907
Succeeded by
Vacant
(next held by Sir George Patey)
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Douglas
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth
1907–1908
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Fanshawe
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir George R. Le Hunte, KCMG
Governor of South Australia
1909–1914
Succeeded by
Sir Henry L. Galway, KCMG, DSO