Lewis Beaumont

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Sir Lewis Beaumont
Born May 1847
Died 20 June 1922
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held Pacific Station
Australia Station
Plymouth Command
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George

Admiral Sir Lewis Anthony Beaumont KCB KCMG (May 1847 – 20 June 1922) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth.

Naval career[edit]

Beaumont joined the Royal Navy as a boy and was engaged in operations in Malaya by 1875.[1]

He was given command of HMS Excellent in 1893,[2] before becoming Director of Naval Intelligence in 1895.[3] He went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station in 1899[4] and Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station in 1900.[5] During his time in Australia, he was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) on the occasion of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary).[6] He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1902[7] and First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp to the King in 1911.[8] He retired in 1912.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Naval Station: The New Admiral The Hobart Mercury, 25 January 1901
  2. ^ World Ships Forum
  3. ^ The Royal Navy: A history from earliest times to the present
  4. ^ The Straits Times, 31 July 1902, Page 4
  5. ^ Admiral Beaumont's staff The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 January 1901
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27338. p. 4950. 26 July 1901.
  7. ^ Royal Navy Flag Officers, June 1, 1906
  8. ^ Principle Aide-de-Camp, London The Adelaide Advertiser, 8 February 1911
  9. ^ Death of Admiral Beaumont Evening Post, Volume CIII, Issue 144, 21 June 1922, Page 8
Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Palliser
Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station
1899–1900
Succeeded by
Andrew Bickford
Preceded by
Hugo Pearson
Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station
1900–1902
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Fanshawe
Preceded by
Lord Charles Montagu Douglas Scott
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
1902–1908
Succeeded by
Sir Wilmot Fawkes
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Jackie Fisher
First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp
1911–1913
Succeeded by
Sir Edmund Poë