Vice Admiral A J B Stirling

Stirling, AJB photoVice Admiral Anselan John Buchanan Stirling was born in 1875 in the West Indies, the son of Colonel John Stirling and Henrietta Charlotte Buchanan. He married Margaret Hamilton-Grierson in 1905.

He fought in the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 and in the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916, as captain of HMS Faulknor, a destroyer flotilla. He was decorated with the award of the Officer, Legion of Honour and with the award of the Order of St. Anne of Russia (with swords). He became Captain of the H.M.S. Argus in 1920 and was Captain of the H.M.S. Columbine in 1922.

He held the office of Aide-de-Camp to HM King George V in 1926. He retired from the military in 1931, with the rank of Vice-Admiral.

He died in 1936.