Monday, June 23

Midshipman George Gambier

GAMBIER.
Acasta Midshipman under Capt. Kerr, c.1809-1811

George Cornish Gambier is brother of Capt. Robt. Gambier, R.N.

This officer entered the Navy, 18 June, 1808, as Sec.-cl. Boy, on board the Thisbe 28, Capt. Wm. Rogers, bearing the flag in the river Thames of Hon. Hen. Edwin Stanhope; served, as Midshipman, from 20 Oct. 1809, to 14 Nov. 1811, of the Unicorn and Acasta frigates, both commanded by Capt. Alex. Robt. Kerr, in the Bay of Biscay; then joined the Malta 80, bearing the flag in the Mediterranean of Rear-Admiral Benj. Hallowell ; and, on 6 March, 1815, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. His next appointments were, on the East India station, to the Orlando 36, Capt. John Clavell, Minden 74, flag-ship of Sir Rich. King, and Topaze 46, Capt. John Rich. Lumley. He assumed command, 7 Dec. 1819, of the Curlew sloop, and on 4 June, 1821,
was posted into the Dauntless 24.
He was paid off, on his return from India, towards the close of 1823, and since that period has been on half-pay.
Source: A NAVAL BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY: COMPRISING THE LIFE AND SERVICES OF EVERY LIVING OFFICER IN HER MAJESTY'S NAVY, FROM THE RANK OF ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET TO THAT OF LIEUTENANT, INCLUSIVE. Compiled from Authentic and Family Documents. BY WILLIAM E. O'BYRNE, ESQ.
LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, PUBLISHER TO THE ADMIRALTY. 1849.

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