Admiral Sir Compton Domville




10.7 cm by 6.5 cm (4 ¼ x 2 ½ inches)

Spy's feature caricature in Vanity Fair, facing p. 160 in Forty Years of 'Spy'.

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Admiral Sir Compton Edward Domville, GCB, GCVO (10 October 1842 — 19 November 1924) had a record of distinguished service in the Royal Navy in both the Victorian and Edward eras. He commanded the Dido during the first Boer War (1880-81), and on 25 January 1902 was promoted to Admiral, and shortly afterward became Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet.

Photograph and text 2023 by Philip V. Allingham.

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  • Prime Minister W. E. Gladstone