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NAVAL BOARD MEMBER.
LONDON, Nov. 6.
Roar-Admiral Percival Hall Thompson, who has been appointed to succeed Vice-Admiral Slr'Allan Everett as First Member of the Australian Naval Board, occupied the post of inspector of war-like stores at Gar
¡ don Island .In 1901-3, and In May, 1914, com [ manded the Philomel. Ile noted as naval ad-
visor to the New Zealand Government, and took part In the capture of Samoa. Later ho was employed escorting Now Zealand and Aus- tralian troops to Egypt, and was appointed Naval A.D.C. to the King In 1022-23. Ho leaves for Australia by the Maloja on Janu-
ary l8. I