Geoffrey Schomberg Arbuthnot (1885-1957)

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Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Schomberg Arbuthnot KCB, DSO (18 January 1885 – 4 October 1957) was a British Vice Admiral.

Born in Havant in Hampshire, Arbuthnot was the son of Admiral Charles Ramsay Arbuthnot and Emily Caroline Schomberg. He fought in the First World War, where he was mentioned in dispatches and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1919. He went on to serve the Royal Navy in a number of high posts and was made Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George VI in 1936. In 1937, he became Fourth Sea Lord of the Admiralty and Chief of Supplies and Transport. Having been Commander-in-Chief of the Navy's East Indies Station in 1941, Arbuthnot was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the following year. He served also in the Second World War, becoming a member of the French Légion d'honneur.

On 22 October 1913, he married Jessie Marguerite Henderson, daughter of William Henderson. They had three children, two sons and one daughter.


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