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Sir Arthur Cavenagh Leveson (1868-1929), Admiral

Born in London and entered the training ship Britannia to begin his Naval cadetship in 1881; from the start of his career as a midshipman in 1883, he went on to become sub-lieutenant in 1887, lieutenant in 1887 and qualified in gunnery in 1891; in 1899, Leveson was promoted commander and then to captain in 1903; for the next two years he served as the naval assistant to the controller of the navy; in 1913, he became naval aide-de-camp to King George V and rear-admiral; he commanded the Australian fleet between 1917 and 1918 and was commander-in-chief, China Station, between 1922 and 1925; Leveson died in June, 1929.