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Sir Algernon Lyons
Born (1833-08-26)26 August 1833
Died 9 February 1908(1908-02-09) (aged 74)
Place of birth Satara, India
Place of death Kilvrough, Glamorgan
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1847–1903
Rank Admiral
Commands held Pacific Station
North America and West Indies Station
Plymouth Command
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Algernon McLennan Lyons GCB (26 August 1833 – 9 February 1908) was a British naval officer.

Naval career

Born the second sons of Lieutenant General Humphrey Lyons, Lyons joined the Royal Navy in 1847[1] and saw service in the Crimean War, where he was appointed flag-lieutenant to his uncle, Lord Lyons.[1] Following the war, he led a distinguished career, which included appointments as Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station (1881–1884),[1] Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Stations (1886–1888),[1] and Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth (1893–1896).[1] From 1895 to 1897 he was First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp to The Queen.[1]

In 1889, Lyons was created a Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB),[1] and in 1897 was elevated to Knight Grand Cross (GCB).[1] On 23 August 1897, he was promoted Admiral of the Fleet.[1]

He was also a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant of Glamorganshire.

He died at Kilvrough in Glamorgan in 1908.[1]


In 1870 he married Louisa Jane Penrice:[2] they had two sons and two daughters:

Name Birth Death Notes
Thomas Humphrey Lyons 1880 1918 Diplomat; married 1917, Alexina McEwen
Winifred Lyons 1885 1969 married 1919, Harry Othwell Lavallin-Puxley
Maud Lyons 1885 1978 married 1915, Edgar Walter Mead
Algernon Edmund Penrice-Lyons, DSO 1886 1969 Commander RN, who assumed the additional surname of Penrice by deed poll in 1922; married Isabel Little.


Military offices
Preceded by
Frederick Stirling
Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station
Succeeded by
Sir John Baird
Preceded by
The Earl of Clanwilliam
Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
Succeeded by
Sir George Watson
Preceded by
The Duke of Edinburgh
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
Succeeded by
Sir Edmund Fremantle
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Geoffrey Hornby
First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp
Succeeded by
Sir Nowell Salmon

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