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Reginald Orme Brenton Carey
Hd2

Admiral - Mexican Navy

b. 22 Dec 1848 d. 21 Apr 1921

son of Adolphus Frederick Carey
and Harriet Mary Brenton

Married: 27 Sep 1872

Frances Mary Feltrim Fagan

b. 1851 - East Indies
d. Brixham, Devon

daughter of Lieut.-Colonel
George Hickson Fagan

Issue:

Jahleel
Charles Edward
Vernon Strange
John Cranstoun
Kathleen Mary

It was Reginald who added the family name of Brenton to the surname,
thus he and all his issue are styled Carey-Brenton.

 

Reginald Orme Brenton Carey
Reginald in 1892
Aged 44

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 the day.