Mystery Admiral 1907 ?

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Mystery Admiral 1907 ?

Postby Fathertime » 15 Mar 2017 04:39

I thought it would be much easier figuring out this officer's name. Didn't take long going over the Navy lists (late 19th, early 20th) to change my mind. The good thing is many of these men were photographed, and more than once. I was hoping someone could help in identification. He has a Crimea pair, Egypt pair, with one clasp it appears. He has several orders, British and Ottoman, or Egyptian. I believe he is a Vice Admiral, please educate me if he is not. Someone was kind enough to mark "---- --- my love Sept 1907 and initial RWB or RMB.
Cheers
Bob
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Re: Mystery Admiral 1907 ?

Postby Fathertime » 17 Mar 2017 17:04

Got an answer from Bart on the BMF. Rear Admiral Richard Massie Blomfield, KCMG (1835-1921) Served in Royal Navy from 1848 to 1908. On Retired list from 1878, went to Egypt to work with the Administration of Lord Cromer for the next 30 years. Served as comptroller of the port of Alexandria, and was instrumental in its development as a modern port. Interestingly, when the Royal Navy came to Alexandria in 1882, he left his place of employment, and went out to HMS Invincible for the bombardment.
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Bob
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