Edward Astley-Rushton

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Edward Astley-Rushton
Born 4 September 1879
Died 18 July 1935 (1935-07-19) (aged 55)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Vice-Admiral
Commands held HMAS Melbourne
Royal Naval Staff College
2nd Cruiser Squadron in the Home Fleet
Reserve Fleet
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

Vice-Admiral Edward Astley-Rushton CB CMG (4 September 1879 – 18 July 1935) was a senior Royal Navy officer who commanded the Reserve Fleet.

Naval career[edit]

Astley-Rushton served in World War I as Second-in-Command of the cruiser HMS Southampton and as commanding officer of the cruiser HMAS Melbourne.[1] He became Deputy Director of Training and Staff Duties at the Admiralty in 1919, Director of the Royal Naval Staff College in 1922 and Director of the Naval Mobilisation Department at the Admiralty from 1928 to 1930.[2] He went on to be Commander of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron in the Home Fleet in 1932 and Vice-Admiral Commanding the Reserve Fleet in 1934 before his death in 1935.[2]


  1. ^ "No. 31413". The London Gazette (Supplement). 20 June 1919. p. 7905. 
  2. ^ a b Senior Royal Navy Appointments Archived 15 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir William Kerr
Commander-in-Chief, Reserve Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir Gerald Dickens