Paul Bush (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Paul Bush
Born 21 September 1855
Duloe, Cornwall
Died 15 March 1930 (1930-03-16) (aged 74)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1859–1916
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS St George
HMS Sutlej
Cape of Good Hope Station
Battles/wars Mahdist War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Member of the Royal Victorian Order

Vice Admiral Sir Paul Warner Bush, KCB, MVO (21 September 1855 – 15 March 1930) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station.

Naval career[edit]

Bush joined the Royal Navy in 1859.[1] Promoted to Lieutenant in 1877, he served at the Battle of Tokar in February 1884 during the Mahdist War and received the Order of Osminieh (Fourth Class).[1] Promoted to Captain in 1897, Bush was given a command of the protected cruiser HMS St George on 26 February 1901.[2][3] In May the following year, he was appointed in command of the armored cruiser HMS Sutlej on her first commission, for the Channel Squadron.[4] He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station in 1910[1] and retired in 1916.[5]


In 1900 he married Rachel Adela Bond.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Naval Command Evening Post, 19 October 1910
  2. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36384). London. 21 February 1901. p. 10. 
  3. ^ 1901 Census - Royal Navy Ships Archived 10 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36761). London. 7 May 1902. p. 10. 
  5. ^ a b Royal Navy Flag Officers 1904-1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir George Egerton
Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station
Succeeded by
Sir Herbert King-Hall