Sir Alan Hotham
|Birth name||Alan Geoffrey Hotham|
|Born||3 October 1876|
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
|Died||10 July 1965 (aged 88)|
Victoria, London, England
|Commands held||HMS Comus|
New Zealand Division
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George|
Companions of the Order of the Bath
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 2 January 2010
By then a Lieutenant, he was in September 1902 posted as a gunnery officer to the protected cruiser HMS Isis, based at Dartmouth. He served during the First World War, commanding the C-class light cruiser HMS Comus at the Battle of Jutland. He was appointed Director of Trade at the Admiralty in 1917 and Commodore Commanding the New Zealand Division in 1921 before serving as Director of Naval Intelligence at the Admiralty from 1924 to 1927. He retired from the navy in 1929 and became a member of Port of London Authority. Hotham was Gentleman Usher of the Blue Rod between 1934 and 1959. In this capacity he was present at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
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| Commander-in-Chief, New Zealand Division
| Director of Naval Intelligence
Sir Reginald Laurence Antrobus
| Gentleman Usher of the Blue Rod
Sir George Beresford-Stooke