Sir Richard Poore, 4th Baronet
Sir Richard Poore
|Born||7 July 1853|
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
|Died||8 December 1930 (aged 77)|
|Years of service||1866–1917|
|Commands held||HMS Hawke|
World War I
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Grand Officier of the Légion d'honneur
Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown of Italy
Poore served in the Naval Brigade as part of the Perak expedition to Malaya in 1875. He also took part in the Bombardment of Alexandria in 1882 and the unsuccessful Nile Expedition to Khartoum to relieve General Gordon in 1884. He became captain of HMS Hawke in 1897 and in that capacity was involved in operations that led to the pacification of Crete later that year. In April 1898 he was appointed in command of the battleship HMS Illustrious, also serving in the Mediterranean.
On 9 March 1900 he was appointed flag captain to HMS Vivid, flagship and yacht to the port admiral at Devonport, for command of the RN Barracks. In June 1901, he was appointed a Naval Aide de Camp to King Edward VII.
He became Rear Admiral for the Mediterranean and Channel Fleet in 1904 and Commander-in-Chief of the Australia Station in 1908. Finally he became Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1911, serving in that post into World War I. He retired in 1917. On 19 July 1920, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Wiltshire.
Honours and awardsEdit
- 11 August 1905 - On occasion of the visit of the French fleet Rear-Admiral Richard Poore, Bart, is appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
- 25 June 1909 - In the 1909 Birthday Honours Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Poore, Bart, CVO, is appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.
- 16 September 1919 - Admiral Sir Richard Poore, Bart, KCB, CVO is given permission to wear the decoration of a Grand Officier of the Legion of Honour conferred by the President of the French Republic for distinguished services rendered during the war.
- 16 September 1919 - Admiral Sir Richard Poore, Bart, KCB, CVO is given permission to wear the decoration of Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of Italy conferred by the King of Italy for distinguished services rendered during the war.
He died in Vevey, Switzerland, in 1930. After his death, the baronetcy was inherited by his nephew Edward Poore (1894–1938), son of his younger brother, Herbert.
- "Admiral Sir Richard Poore – Distinguished Service at Home and Abroad". Obituaries. The Times (45693). London. 11 December 1930. col B, p. 10.
- Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 3173. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
- Sir Richard Poore Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- HMS Hawke Battleships
- Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/39. f. 1049.
- "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36060). London. 8 February 1900. p. 10.
- "No. 27350". The London Gazette. 30 August 1901. p. 5738.
- "No. 31991". The London Gazette. 23 July 1920. p. 7776.
- "No. 27826". The London Gazette. 11 August 1905. p. 5532.
- "No. 28263". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 1909. p. 4853.
- "No. 31553". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 September 1919. p. 11582.
- Peter James Jellicoe Hargrave Archived 11 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine
Sir Wilmot Fawkes
| Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station
Sir George King-Hall
Sir Charles Drury
| Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
Sir George Callaghan
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|