Alwyne Edward Sherrin
Life & Career
The son of Reverend J. B. Sherrin was born in Surrey.
Sherrin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1904.
Toward the end of a protracted 1905-09 appointment in the battleship New Zealand, Sherrin did not impress his superior officers, being noted as "not quick or very keen, improving" by Captain Sturdee, and as outright "slow" by Captain Stoddart.
Sherrin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1912.
Sherrin was granted the acting rank of Commander on 20 April, 1915.
Sherrin was appointed to Vindictive as acting Commander on 21 December, 1917. A lapse of naval order described as an "outbreak" in the ship on 6-7 October, 1918 demonstrated what the Admiralty called a "most regrettable lack of executive initiative & control of his men & his failure to restrain them in earlier stage of outbreak was cause of trouble assuming proportions that it did." Sherrin was removed to an appointment in Victorious in March, 1918.
Sherrin was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 26 April, 1920.
World War II
Surveyed at General Hospital, Egypt on 4 November, 1940 for cirrhosis of the liver and recommended for being invalided back to England.
Reverted to the Retired List on 7 February, 1941. On 9 April, he was informed that this was due to his "unsatisfactory behaviour whilst serving in last appointment."