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Date: 21 Apr [1913]


Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], on the proposal to award the KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath] to Admiral Ernest Rice, stating that he found it unusual to confer honours on retired officers, and that as they were already giving a GCB [Knight Grand Cross of the Bath] to Admiral Sir Reginald Custance, he did not propose to put Rice's name forward to the King. [Carbon] [Admiral Rice was awarded a KCB in 1914].



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