Admiral of the Fleet
Sir Osmond De Beauvoir Brock,
G.C.B., K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O.

Updated 18-Oct-2007

 

Personal Details
Event Date / details Source
Date of Birth 5 January 1869 1
Place of Birth    
Name of father Mrs Brock7, Victoria Sq, Clifton, Bristol 1
Profession of father    
Wife's Name JB Wake Francklin 1
Date of Marriage 7 June 1917 1
Place of Marriage    
Date of Death    
Place of Burial    


Rank History
Rank Date attained Source
Entered Service 15 January 1882 2
Midshipman 15 August 1884 1
Acting Sub-Lieutenant 14 August 1888 1
Sub-Lieutenant 14 August 1888 1
Lieutenant 14 February 1889 1
Commander 1 January 1900 1
Captain 1 January 1904 1
Rear-Admiral 5 March 1915 1
Acting Vice-Admiral 17 January 1918 1
Vice-Admiral 3 October 1919 1
Acting Admiral 7 April 1922 2
Admiral 31 July 1924 2
Admiral of the Fleet 31 July 1929 2
Placed on Retired List 31 July 1934 2


Honours and Knighthoods
Honour or Knighthood Date awarded Date Gazetted Source
       
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (G.C.B.)      


Rewards & Distinctions
Source: ADM 196/
 
 


Examinations
Source: Service History ADM 196/43 p49
Passed Seamanship 1st Cl 900 Marks
Passed College April 1889 1st Class 1555 Marks
Torpedo May 1889 1st Cl Cert 182 Marks
Gunnery December 89 1st Cl Cert 549 marks
Pilotage Feb 90 1st Cl Cert 980 Marks
July 92 obtained 1st Cl Cert at RN Coll in exam for Gunnery Lieutenant
June 93 1st Cl Cert as Gunnery Lieut.


Special Attainments or Qualifications
Source: ADM 196/
 
 


Service / Appointments History
Ship Station Date of
appointment
Date of
discharge
Cause Source
           
           


Reports
Source: ADM 196/
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
               
   


Special Reports or Service
Source: ADM 196/
 
 


Captains Confidential Reports
Source: ADM 196/89 -Captain's Confidential Report
Date
Remarks Reporting Officer
     
     


Captains Confidential Reports
Source: ADM 196/
Date
Remarks Reporting Officer
Date Remarks Reporting Officer
     
     


Sources
1 ADM 196/43 p49 - Service History National Archives
2 ADM 196/88 p38 - Captain's Confidential Report National Archives
3 London Gazette (various dates) www.gazettes-online.co.uk