Robert Hamilton Anstruther

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Admiral Robert Hamilton Anstruther, CMG (Chinese: 安史導; 10 June 1862 - 26 September 1938) was a Royal Navy officer.

Anstruther was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Robert Anstruther of Balcaskie, 5th Bt. and Louisa Maria Chowne Marshall. He married Edith Flora Peel on 6 January 1890. Their son, Colonel Philip Noel Anstruther, was born on 2 September 1891.

Anstruther joined the Royal Navy, was promoted to lieutenant on 30 June 1885,[1] and to commander on 31 December 1897.[2] He was posted to the cruiser HMS Edgar on 20 February 1900,[3] for a relief mission to the China station. He was Senior Naval Officer of the Danube between 1900 and 1902. He was Senior Naval Officer of the North Sea Fisheries between 1902 and 1904. He was Senior Naval Officer of the Newfoundland Fisheries between 1906 and 1908. He was invested as a Companion, Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) in 1907. He was Commander of the Hong Kong in 1912. He was Senior Officer of the coast of China between 1914 and 1916.[citation needed]

He was the second Colony Commissioner of the Boy Scout Association, Hong Kong Branch as of May 1915.


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25485. p. 3002. 30 June 1885.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26924. p. 7854. 31 December 1897.
  3. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Thursday, 8 February 1900. (36060), p. 10.