Algernon McLennan Lyons (1833 - 1908) MP

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Birthplace: Satara, Bombay, India
Death: Died in Glamorgan, Wales
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Algernon McLennan Lyons

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

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

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

He died at Kilvrough in Glamorgan in 1908.


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

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.

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Admiral of the Fleet Sir Algernon McLennan Lyons GCB's Timeline

August 26, 1833
Bombay, India
Age 74
Glamorgan, Wales