Reginald Orme Brenton Carey
Admiral - Mexican Navy
b. 22 Dec 1848 d. 21 Apr 1921
Married: 27 Sep 1872
Frances Mary Feltrim Fagan
b. 1851 - East Indies
d. Brixham, Devon
daughter of Lieut.-Colonel
George Hickson Fagan
It was Reginald who added the family name of Brenton
to the surname,
thus he and all his issue are styled Carey-Brenton.
Reginald in 1892
Provided by Paul Young / Richard Sinker
In the Royal Navy, serving under various stations; detailed
as Naval Attaché to watch over British interests during the war
between Chile and Peru of 1879-82, and, at its finish, was instrumental
in arranging the terms of peace. A few years later, the Mexican Government
applied to the Admiralty for the services of an experienced officer
to train its newly constituted Navy, and he was selected for the post,
but it was not entirely to his liking as it entailed his retirement
from the Royal Navy. He served for several years in the Mexican Navy
as Admiral, and brought it up to a high standard of efficiency. On his
retirement he took up residence in Mexico, interesting himself in Missionary
work. While travelling alone, he was taken ill and was helped by a fellow-countryman
who happened to be passing, but it was too late and he could only report
his death to his family.
Reginald held three medals from the Royal Humane Society.
A particularly meritorious occasion was at Portsmouth on 18 August 1872,
when he rescued a man whose legs had become entangled in a rope during
a torpedo practice, and each leg had to be freed separately under water.
A full account of the rescue was given in the United Service Gazette
of 22 August 1872 and was copied into The Times and other papers of