Henry Palliser

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Henry Palliser
Born 22 June 1839
Died 17 March 1907 (1907-03-18) (aged 67)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Victory
Pacific Station

Admiral Henry St Leger Bury Palliser (22 June 1839 – 17 March 1907) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station.

Naval career[edit]

Palliser was appointed a Commander in the Royal Navy in 1869.[1] Interestingly in 1882 he was offered a map purporting to show the location on the Cocos Islands of gold and silver looted from the Mary Dear but, despite looking, he never found anything.[2] Following promotion to Captain in 1878,[3] he was given command of HMS Victory in 1891[4] and appointed Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station in 1896.[5] Promoted to full admiral in 1904,[6] he died in 1907 and was buried at Everton Church in Bedfordshire.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 23469". The London Gazette. 16 February 1869. p. 796. 
  2. ^ Treasure of the Cocos Islands
  3. ^ "No. 24569". The London Gazette. 5 April 1878. p. 2394. 
  4. ^ HMS Victory - Commanding Officers
  5. ^ William Loney RN
  6. ^ "No. 27659". The London Gazette (Supplement). 18 March 1904. p. 1791. 
  7. ^ The Times, 20 March 1907
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Henry Stephenson
Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station
1896–1899
Succeeded by
Sir Lewis Beaumont