Edmund Poë

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Sir Edmund Poë
Born 11 September 1849
Durraghmore, Tipperary
Died 1 April 1921 (1921-05) (aged 71)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1862–1914
Rank Admiral
Commands held East Indies Station
Cape of Good Hope Station
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir Edmund Samuel Poë GCVO KCB (11 September 1849 – 1 April 1921) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, East Indies station.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at the Burney's Royal Naval Academy, Gosport, Poë joined the Royal Navy in 1862.[1]

He was made Naval Advisor to the Inspector-General of Fortifications in 1889 and Commander of the Training Squadron in 1897.[1] In September 1901 he was promoted to Rear-Admiral.[2] He went on to be Second in command of the Home Fleet in 1903 and Commander of the 1st Cruiser Squadron in 1904.[1] He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station in 1905, Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station in 1907 and Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet in 1910.[1] Finally was appointed First and Principal Aide-de-Camp to the King in 1912 and retired in 1914.[1]


In 1877 he married Frances Catherine Sheil.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Medals Dix Noonan Webb
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27359. p. 6292. 27 September 1901.
  3. ^ Family Search
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir George Atkinson-Willes
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
Succeeded by
Sir George Warrender
Preceded by
Sir John Durnford
Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station
Succeeded by
Sir George Egerton
Preceded by
Sir Assheton Curzon-Howe
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir Berkeley Milne
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Lewis Beaumont
First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp
Succeeded by
Sir George Callaghan