Admiral
Charles Eustace Anson
C.B., M.V.O.

Updated 04-Jan-2008

Admiral Charles Eustace Anson C.B., M.V.O.

Personal Details
Event Date / details Source
Date of Birth 1859 1
Place of Birth Sudbury, Derbyshire, England, 1
Name of father    
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Wife's Name Maria Evelyn Ross 1
Children    
Date of Marriage 1882 1
Place of Marriage Hampshire, England 1
Date of Death 1940, Bexhill-Upon-Sea, Sussex, England 1
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Rank History
Rank Date attained Source
Midshipman 1872 1
Sub-Lieutenant 1881 1
Lieutenant Not known  
Commander 1895 1
Captain 1901 1
Rear-Admiral 1911 1
Vice-Admiral Not known  
Admiral 1919 1


Honours and Knighthoods
Honour or Knighthood Date awarded Date Gazetted Source
M.V.O. (Member, Royal Victorian Order)   16/08/1901 1
C.B. (Companion of the Order of the Bath)   12/07/1919 1


Career History
Source: Robert Mullock-Morgans - correspondence December 2007 / January 2008
Son of the Reverend Frederick Anson, Canon of Westminster and the Hon. Caroline Maria Vernon, daughter of 5th Baron Vernon. Admiral Anson was a great-great nephew of Admiral George, 1st Baron Anson who circumnavigated the world and later served as First Lord of the Admiralty. Anson joined the Royal Navy in 1872. He was a veteran of the Bombardment of Alexandria in 1882. In that same year he married Miss Maria Evelyn Ross, daughter of Horatio Senfentenburg John Ross. In 1906 Captain Anson’s ship HMS Argyll achieved the rare feat of a world record in gunnery. The Argyll fired thirteen salvoes and scored thirteen hits in 1.75 minutes. During the First World War Admiral Anson served as Admiral Superintendent, HM Dockyard, Chatham and it was for this service that he was made a CB.
 


Photographs
Source: Robert Mullock-Morgans
Photograph of Anson circa 1906 whilst Captain of HMS ARGYLL


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Service / Appointments History
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Date of Report General Conduct Ability Professional knowledge, specifying any particular branch Whether temperate habits Special knowledge or acquirements (Languages, Drawing, & c.) Remarks, mentioning any special defects or high qualifications as regards Zeal, Judgment, Physical Qualities, & c., and if specially recommended for advancement. Remarks
               
     


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Sources
1 Robert Mullock-Morgans - correspondence December 2007 / January 2008