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
MonarchEdward VII
George V
PremierThomas Price
Archibald Peake
John Verran
Archibald Peake
Preceded bySir George Le Hunte
Succeeded bySir Henry Galway
Personal details
Born22 March 1843
Died28 June 1923 (1923-06-29) (aged 80)
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service1857–1908
CommandsEast Indies Station
North America and West Indies Station
Battles/warsSecond Opium War

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.[2]

He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station in 1899, and served as such until June 1902,[3] when he returned home, and was promoted to vice-admiral on 1 July 1902.[4] 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.[5]

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. 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.[1]


Ord.St.Michele-Giorgio.png Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) 1914[6]
Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) 1907[7]
Order of the Bath UK ribbon.png Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) 1905[8]
Second China War Medal Ribbon.png Second China War Medal with clasps "Canton 1857", "Taku Forts 1858" 1861
PRU Roter Adlerorden BAR.svg Order of the Red Eagle, 1st Class Prussia
SVE Svärdsorden BAR.svg Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Sword Sweden

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d P. A. Howell, 'Bosanquet, Sir Day Hort (1843–1923)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1979, accessed online 26 February 2018.
  2. ^ "SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S NEW GOVERNOR". The Daily News. XXVIII. Western Australia. 11 January 1909. p. 2. Retrieved 26 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36763). London. 9 May 1902. p. 10.
  4. ^ "No. 27455". The London Gazette. 18 July 1902. p. 4609.
  5. ^ "Naval Matters—Past and Prospective: Portsmouth Dockyard". The Marine Engineer and Naval Architect. Vol. 30. 1 April 1908. p. 361.
  6. ^ "No. 12680". The Edinburgh Gazette. 23 June 1914. p. 719.
  7. ^ "No. 11958". The Edinburgh Gazette. 9 August 1907. p. 825.
  8. ^ "No. 11739". The Edinburgh Gazette. 4 July 1905. p. 653.
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