Arthur Edwin Durham

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Lieutenant Arthur Edwin Durham, R.N. (26 September, 1888 – 23 March, 1917) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend W. E. Durha was born in Burnley, Lancs.

Durham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1910.[1]

Durham was appointed to Redpole as first officer on 11 September, 1913. He served in her until being appointed to join Morning Star on 10 August, 1915, to serve in her upon her commissioning. He would soon leave her, and command Wolf and Ouse in succession.

Durham was appointed in command of Laforey on 13 January, 1917 and died when she was sunk on 23 March, 1917.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ambrose T. N. Abbay
Captain of H.M.S. Wolf
9 Oct, 1915 – 14 Jun, 1916
Succeeded by
Robert M. Gardner
Preceded by
Joseph H. L. Yorke
Captain of H.M.S. Ouse
14 Jun, 1916[2] – 6 Jan, 1917
Succeeded by
Harold E. Denison
Preceded by
Robert A. Hornell
Captain of H.M.S. Laforey
13 Jan, 1917 – 23 Mar, 1917[3]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 23.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396i.
  3. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 83.