William Gore Jones

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William Gore Jones
Born 12 March 1826
Died 28 May 1888 (1888-05-29) (aged 62)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held East Indies Station
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Admiral William Gore Jones CB (12 March 1826 – 28 May 1888) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station.

Naval career[edit]

Jones became a lieutenant in 1848.[1] For his service in the Black Sea during the Crimean War, he given the Légion d'honneur, 5th class[2] and the Order of the Medjidie, 5th class.[3] Promoted to Captain in 1861, he took command of HMS Princess Royal, Flagship of Sir George King, in 1864.[1] He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station in 1879[1] and retired in 1887.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c William Loney RN
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 21909. p. 2699. 4 August 1856. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22122. p. 1736. 3 April 1858. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25749. p. 5653. 21 October 1887. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
Military offices
Preceded by
John Corbett
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
1879–1882
Succeeded by
Sir William Hewett