Biography and Notes
Baptised 27 August 1882 at St. Helen's, Abingdon. Educated at Newton Abbott, Devon, 1891-6, and the Naval Training ship, Britannia 1897-8. Buried Standish 2 November 1956.
Was in Rugby Football XV Navy v. Army 1910-11 and Captain of the United Services XV 1910-11. Midshipman Royal Navy Dec. 1898; sub-Lieut. 1902; Lieut. 1904; Lieut. Commander 1910; Commander 1915; retired 1923 and attained rank of Captain R.N. 1927. Captain of Destroyers
In the Great War he served with the Dover Patrol 1914-15 as Captain of Destroyer Crusader and took part in the bombardment of the German Army left wing from the Coast: served with the Harwich Force 1915-18 in Destroyers Matchless, Medea and Thruster. Was Captain 2nd in command of Royal Naval Coll. Dartmouth 1919-21. Commanded H.M.S. Bryony (Commander-in-Chief s yacht) Mediterranean Fleet, 1921-3. Member of the Royal Victorian Order 1911. Companion of the Distinguished Service Order 1916. Mentioned 4 times in Despatches (13 April 1915, 25 July 1916, 22 June 1917, 7 Jan. 1918). 1914 Star, Brit. War Medal and Allies' (Victory) medal of the Great War.
From 1923 farmed with his brother Joseph at Malthouse Farm, Standish, Glos.
Second World War: Bar to D.S.O.; served throughout war: 1939-40 Narvick (Norway); 1942-44 H.M.S. Queen Emma—Dieppe Raid and others; Sierra Leone; Mediterranean. 1944-46 H.M.S. Ganges at Shotley, Suffolk. Hon.
Secretary of the Berkeley Hunt for many years.
Portrait: Pastel by W. E. Miller last in possession of his nephew Beresford.