Admiral of the Fleet
Sir cecil burney,
G.C.B., G.C.M.G,
1st Baronet Burney of Preston Candover

Updated 18-Oct-2007

Personal Details
Event Date / details Source
Date of Birth 15 May 1858 2
Place of Birth    
Name of father Captain Charles Burney RN 1
Profession of father Superintendant, Royal Hospital School, Greenwich 1
Wife's Name Lucinda Marton 1
Date of Marriage 1884 1
Place of Marriage    
Date of Death 5 June 1929 2
Place of Burial    

Rank History
Rank Date attained Source
Commander 1 January 1893 1
Captain 1 January 1898 1
Rear-Admiral 10 October 1907 1
Vice-Admiral 20 September 1912 1
Admiral 9 June 1916 1
Admiral of the Fleet    

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/

Source: ADM 196/

Special Attainments or Qualifications
Source: ADM 196/

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

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/

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

Commander's Confidential Reports
Source: ADM 196/
Remarks Reporting Officer

1 ADM 196/40 p 84/180 - Service History National Archives
2 Times, 6 June 1929 Worcestershire County Council Library Service
3 London Gazette (various dates)