The New Student's Reference Work/Bedford, Admiral Sir Frederick George Denham
Bed'ford, Admiral Sir Frederick George Denham, G.C.B., K.C.B., C.B., has been governor of Western Australia since 1903. He was born in 1838, the son of Vice-Admiral Bedford, and entered the royal navy in 1852. His service has been interesting and extensive. He was present at the bombardments of Odessa, Sevastopool and Sveaburg, commanded the Shah in its engagement with the Huascar, organized the Nile flotilla in 1884, commanded the expeditions against Fodi Silah in Gambia in 1894, against Nana of Brokenin on the Benin the same year and against King Koko of Nimbi on the Niger the year following. He was one of the lords of the admiralty from 1889 to 1892 and from 1895 to 1899, taking command of the North American and West Indies station in the last named year and retaining it until he received his present appointment.