Captain Edmund Moubray Lyons, RN

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Edmund Moubray Lyons

Death: Died in Sebastopol
Cause of death: killed in the Crimean War
Immediate Family:

Son of Admiral Edmund Lyons, 1st Baron Lyons, GCB, KCH and Augusta Louisa Lyons
Brother of Richard Lyons, 2nd Baron & 1st Earl Lyons, Viscount of Christchurch and Augusta Mary Minna Catherine Fitzalan-Howard

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About Captain Edmund Moubray Lyons, RN

Edmund Moubray Lyons was born 27 October 1819, the second son of Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons (later 1st Lord Lyons) and Augusta Louisa (née Rogers).

Edmund entered the Royal Naval College on 1829-07-10. The following is a time line of key events in Edmund Moubray Lyons' Naval career:

  • 1838 - Passes examination
  • 1841 – present at the capture of Bocca, Tigns and subsequent operations against Canton. Promoted to Lieutenant. Obtains first commission (11 June) and is appointed as Additional to the HOWE 120
  • 1842 - Appointed to the RODNEY 92, Captain Robert Maunsell, 1 March
  • 1844 - Appointed as Additional to the QUEEN 110, bearing the flag of Sir Edward Owen, 11 January. Appointed to the AIGLE 24, Captain Lord Clarence Edward Paget, 15 April
  • 1845 - Appointed to the TYNE 26, Captain William Nugent Glascock, 19 June
  • 1846 - Appointed as First to the SIREN 16, Captain Harry Edmund Edgell, 10 April - Commands

Edmund took command of the HMS Miranda when it was commissioned, 25 February 1854. He was mortally wounded while engaging the batteries of Sebastopol, 23 June 1855 at Therapia in the Crimea, in command of HMS Miranda. The officers and crew of the Miranda paid for a memorial to him which can be seen today in St Paul's Cathedral, London.

He appears as a character in the books The Valiant Sailors, Hazard of Huntress, and other works by V. A. Stuart.

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Captain Edmund Moubray Lyons, RN's Timeline

October 27, 1819
June 23, 1855
Age 35