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Sir Edward Charlton
Born (1865-03-21)March 21, 1865
Died October 23, 1937(1937-10-23) (aged 72)
Place of birth Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.png Royal Navy
Years of service 1878 - 1924
Rank Admiral
Commands held Cape of Good Hope Station
Battles/wars Anglo-Egyptian War
World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George

Admiral Sir Edward Francis Benedict Charlton KCB KCMG JP (21 March 1865 – 23 October 1937) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station.

Naval career

Charlton joined the Royal Navy in 1878 and served in the Anglo-Egyptian War in 1882. Promoted to Captain in 1903, he was made Captain (Destroyers) in the Home Fleet in 1904.[1] He went on to be Assistant Director of Torpedos from 1911.[2] He served in World War I as Admiral Commanding East Coast Minesweepers from 1914 and then as Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station from 1916.[3] After the War he became Flag Officer commanding the East Coast of England.[4] He retired in 1924.[5]

He lived at Eastern House in Alverstoke in Hampshire.[6]


In 1903 he married Laura Mary Strutt; they had three daughters.[6] In 1910 he married Winifred Mary Stapleton-Bretherton; they had two sons and three daughters.[6]


  1. Naval & Military Intelligence, The Times, 4 December 1903
  2. Naval Appointments, The Times, 11 January 1911
  3. Simonstown Historical Society
  4. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List, November 1918, p. 2
  5. "No. 32919". 18 March 1924. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 The

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Herbert King-Hall
Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Fitzherbert

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