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Brigadier-General J D Edwards


 John Douglas                   b: 29 Sep 1871                         r: 10 Oct 1920                         d: 30 Mar 1952

 CB - 15 Sep 1916, MiD? - 15 Sep 1916, Cwn, Cdr - 15 Apr 1912, LoH, O - 15 Sep 1916, SA2S - 5 Jun 1917.

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

(RN): - Mid'n:   xx xxx xxxx, Act Sub-Lt: 14 Apr 1891, Sub-Lt: 18 Nov 1892, Lt: 14 Apr 1902, Cdr: 30 Jun 1903, Capt: 31 Dec 1909, Cdre 2nd: 7 Jul 1918, R-Adm: 9 Oct 1920, V-Adm: 1 Mar 1926.

(RAF): - Col: 1 Apr 1918, (T) Brig-Gen: xx xxx xxxx [1 Apr 1918]

15 Jan 1885:            Entered Royal Navy

14 Apr 1891:            Officer, RN

xx xxx 1892:             Officer, HMS Pallas

18 Nov 1892:           Confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant

xx xxx 1894:             Officer, HMS Excellent

xx xxx 1896:             Officer, HMS Cambridge

xx xxx 1897:             Officer, HMS Australia

xx xxx 1898:            Officer, HMS Repulse

xx xxx 1900:            Staff, Armament School, Sheerness

xx xxx 1902:             1st Lt, HMS Glory

xx Jan 1904:             Commander, HMS Venus

xx Aug 1905:            Staff, Controller's Department, Admiralty

xx Aug 1907:            Commander, HMS Hogue

xx May 1908:            Commander, HMS Sutley

xx Mar 1909:            Commander, HMS Donegal

28 Jan 1910:            Staff, Inspector of Target Practice.

xx Apr 1911:            Attended War Course

xx Jan 1912:            Flag Captain, HMS King Alfred

xx Sep 1913:            Attended War Course

xx Dec 1913:            Officer Commanding, HMS Falmouth (Battle of Jutland - 1916)

28 Aug 1916:            Staff Officer, Admiralty

12 Dec 1916:            Personnel Captain, Air Department, Admiralty

 1 Apr 1918:             Loaned to RAF

xx Jul 1918:               Officer Commanding, HMS Kent

xx Aug 1919:

Citation for Commendation/Mention in Despatch.

"Captain John Douglas Edwards, R.N.

Commanded and fought the  Falmouth" with great skill and gallantry."

(London Gazette - 15 September 1916)

 

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