Portrait of Rear Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell KCMG KBE CMG (1852-1933). He became Naval ...

Units
Place Oceania: Australia, Queensland
Accession Number 106182
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative acetate
Maker Wilson, D H
Conflict Period 1900-1909
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of Rear Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell KCMG KBE CMG (1852-1933). He became Naval Commandant of Queensland in 1900. In the same year he commanded the ship Protector during the Boxer Rebellion. From 1899 he urged the formation of an Australian Navy, and in 1904 was promoted to be Director of the Commonwealth Naval Forces. In 1911 he was promoted Rear Admiral. During World War 1, Creswell, as first naval member of the Australian Naval Board, continued as the Government's chief naval adviser.