Admiral David Beatty

Regiment: Royal Navy
Date published: 22/01/1915
Killed in action: No
Information: Admiral David Beatty, C.B., D.S.O., M.V.O. This distinguished officer is the son of Captain V. L. Beatty, of Borodale, Co. Wexford, and was born in 1871. He entered the Navy in 1884, and was promoted Commander in 1898. He served in the Sudan in the campaign of that year and obtained the D.S.O., the medal and the fourth class Medjidieh. His next service was in China in 1900, where he was mentioned in despatches, received the medal and clasp, and was promoted Captain. In 1910 he was made Rear- Admiral, after which he acted as Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty, and in 1912 was appointed to command the First Cruiser Squadron. Since the outbreak of the war he has been conducting naval operations with the squadron under his command.