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] – 1935
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Captain of Communication Training Establishment H.M.S. Impregnable
14 Sep, 1936[2]
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Charles S. Bell
Captain of H.M.S. Durban
Jul, 1939[3] – Mar, 1940[4]
Succeeded by
Francis C. Flynn
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
Dec, 1943[5] – Nov, 1944[6]
Succeeded by
Clifford Caslon

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 251.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 250.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.