Edward Beckwith Ashmore

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Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Beckwith Ashmore (11 December 1919 – 28 April 2016) was a senior Royal Navy flag officer. He went onto serve as First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff at the Navy Department, then finally Chief of the Defence Staff at the Ministry of Defence.

Naval Career

Ashmore was born in Queenstown, Ireland (today known as Cobh). He was in active service in the World War II. He later commanded two frigates before achieving high command in the Navy. He served as First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff in the mid-1970s. He went on to be Chief of the Defence Staff, serving briefly. Ashmore died on 28 April 2016 in London at the age of 96.[1]


  1. "Ashmore". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2 May 2016.