Day Bosanquet

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Sir Day Bosanquet
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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
Born 22 March 1843
Died 28 June 1923 (1923-06-29) (aged 80)
Nationality British
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1857–1908
Rank Admiral
Commands East Indies Station
North America and West Indies Station
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, GCMG, GCVO, KCB (22 March 1843 – 28 June 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, and served as such until June 1902,[2] when he returned home, and was promoted to vice-admiral on 1 July 1902.[3] Two years later he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station in 1904 and Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth in 1907.[1] He retired from this post and the Royal Navy on 23 March 1908.[4]

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.[5]

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

Bosanquet died at Newbury, Berkshire on 28 June 1923.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Dictionary of Biography
  2. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36763). London. 9 May 1902. p. 10. 
  3. ^ "No. 27455". The London Gazette. 18 July 1902. p. 4609. 
  4. ^ "Naval Matters—Past and Prospective: Portsmouth Dockyard". The Marine Engineer and Naval Architect. Vol. 30. 1 April 1908. p. 361. 
  5. ^ Llanwarne, Herefordshire
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Douglas
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Drury
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Douglas
Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
Succeeded by
(next held by Sir Christopher Cradock)
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Douglas
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Fanshawe
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir George Le Hunte
Governor of South Australia
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Galway