Admiral Sir Edward Berry
On September 25th, 1797, Nelson, after losing an arm at Tenerife, was received by George III, and invested with the Order of the Bath. He was accompanied at the levee by one of his most trusted captains, Edward Berry; and when the King remarked that he had lost his right arm, Nelson replied, ‘But not my right hand, as I have the honour of presenting Captain Berry’—thus gracefully acknowledging his debt to an admired friend and colleague. Berry served for many years with the admiral, and distinguished himself on several occasions; he was Nelson’s flag captain at the battle of the Nile, served at the blockade of Malta in 1800, and commanded the Agamemnon at Trafalgar. After being created a baronet in 1806, he was later awarded the KCB, and promoted rear admiral in 1821. On his retirement from the navy, he lived in Bath at 2 Gay Street, from 1828 until his death in 1831.