Alexander Henry Maxwell-Hyslop

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Captain Alexander Henry Maxwell-Hyslop, (25 May, 1895 – 28 August, 1978) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Maxwell-Hyslop served as a R.N.A.S. airship pilot during the Great War. As a young man, he was the Grand Fleet's heavyweight boxing champion, though he was himself a light heavyweight.

He was awarded the Albert Medal for his conduct when an 8-in gun turret in Devonshire exploded in the manoeuvres of 1929.

He commanded the Torpoint shore establishment H.M.S. Raleigh from January, 1945 to June, 1946.

His son Robin would become a Member of Parliament for Tiverton.

See Also

Bibliography

  • Obituary. The Times 1 September 1978, p. 14.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald Ramsbotham
Captain of H.M.S. Laburnum
10 Aug, 1933[1] – 23 Sep, 1935
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Harry W. Sharpe
Captain of Communication Training Establishment H.M.S. Impregnable
14 Sep, 1936[2] – 14 Jul, 1937
Succeeded by
Morgan J. Yeatman
Preceded by
Charles S. Bell
Captain of H.M.S. Durban
31 Jul, 1939 – 26 Nov, 1939
Succeeded by
Charles S. Bell
Preceded by
The Hon. Guy H. E. Russell
Captain of H.M.S. Cumberland
4 Dec, 1941 – 16 Mar, 1942
Succeeded by
Robert S. D. Armour
Preceded by
Michael G. Goodenough
Captain of H.M.S. Cumberland
13 Apr, 1942 – 16 Dec, 1943
Succeeded by
Francis J. Butler
Preceded by
The Hon. Guy H. E. Russell
Captain of H.M.S. Nelson
9 Dec, 1943 – 2 Aug, 1944
Succeeded by
Alexander F. Matheson

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 251.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 250.