Vice Admiral William Rooke Creswell

Date of birth  1852-07-20  Gibraltar. 
Other  1865  Began cadetship on the Royal Navy's Training ship Britannia. 
Date promoted  1867  Promoted to midshipman. 
Date promoted  1871  Promoted to sub-lieutenant. 
Date wounded  1873  Shot in a skirmish with pirates off Malaya. Promoted to lieutenant. 
Date of discharge  1878  Creswell retired from the Royal Navy. 
Other  1879  Emigrated to Australia. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1885  Appointed as first lieutenant on South Australia's HMCS Protector. 
Date promoted  1895  Appointed captain. 
Date promoted  1900-05-01  He was appointed commandant of the Queensland Naval Forces. 
Date promoted  1904-02  Appointed to position of naval officer commanding Commonwealth naval forces. 
Date promoted  1909  Appointed rear admiral in the new created Royal Australian Navy. 
Date of death  1933-04-20