Edmund Walter Anstice

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Vice-Admiral SIR Edmund Walter Anstice, K.C.B. (5 May, 1899 – 30 August, 1979) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Major J. C. A. Anstice.

He left the Training Establishment in August 1914 to serve in the battleship London until ordered home on 29 August, 1916. He had been slightly wounded in the head by shrapnel at the Dardanelles on 30 April, 1915.

Anstice was appointed to Renown on 25 September 1916. On 25 July, 1917 he was directed to take a brief course (two days?) in Torpedo Control at H.M.S. Vernon before being appointed to Achates, where he served through the end of the war.

Anstice was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1920.

Anstice became an aviator in 1924.

Anstice was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 February, 1928.

Anstice was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1932.

Anstice was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1939.

World War II

Anstice was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 July, 1948.

Anstice was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 September, 1951.

Retired 16 September, 1954.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh R. Marrack
Captain of H.M.S. Carlisle
19 Jun, 1937[1]
Succeeded by
Lancelot V. Donne
Preceded by
Robert M. Ellis
Deputy Director of the Naval Air Division
Feb, 1941 – 1942
Succeeded by
Barrington L. Moore
Preceded by
Sir Maurice J. Mansergh
Fifth Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff
9 May, 1951[2] – Jun, 1954
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander N. C. Bingley
as Fifth Sea Lord


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 222.
  2. Mansergh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/13. f. 13.