Arthur John Layard Murray

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Admiral (retired) Arthur John Layard Murray, C.B., D.S.O., O.B.E., R.N. (25 November, 1886 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Murray was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1907.

Murray was appointed to the battleship Agamemnon as torpedo officer on 19 December, 1912. Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 July, 1913, he continued to serve in Agamemnon until 6 June, 1916 when he was appointed to H.M.S. Vernon. Murray spent the rest of the war at the torpedo school until being appointed to Fox, additional, for torpedo duties on 6 July 1919.

Post-War

Murray was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1919. In 1924-25 he was a Signal School

Murray was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1927.

Murray was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 January, 1939.

Murray was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 6 April, 1942.

World War II

Murray was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 3 April, 1943.

Murray was promoted to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 8 May, 1945.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John J. C. Ridley
Captain of H.M.S. Rocket
13 Mar, 1922[1] – May, 1923
Succeeded by
Bernard Acworth
Preceded by
Patrick W. R. Weir
Captain of H.M.S. Windsor
3 May, 1923[2]
Succeeded by
Patrick B. Crohan
Preceded by
Wellwood G. C. Maxwell
Captain of H.M.S. Ceres
10 Sep, 1926 – 5 May, 1927[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Landon
Preceded by
William B. Mackenzie
Captain A/S
12 Apr, 1928[3] – 24 Apr, 1930
Succeeded by
John G. Crace
Preceded by
Tom S. V. Phillips
Captain of H.M.S. Campbell
25 Apr, 1930[4] – 4 Dec, 1930
Succeeded by
4 month retubing refit
Preceded by
Tom S. V. Phillips
Captain (D), Sixth Destroyer Flotilla
25 Apr, 1930[5] – 24 Apr, 1932
Succeeded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
Preceded by
Edward D. Marston
Captain of H.M.S. Montrose
4 Dec, 1930 – 1931
Succeeded by
Geoffrey R. S. Watkins
Preceded by
4 month retubing refit
Captain of H.M.S. Campbell
14 Apr, 1931 – 24 Apr, 1932
Succeeded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
Preceded by
James W. S. Dorling
Director of the Signal Department
2 May, 1932 – 1 Oct, 1934
Succeeded by
Guy W. Hallifax
Preceded by
William T. Makeig-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Dorsetshire
2 Apr, 1935[6] – Jul, 1937[Inference]
Succeeded by
Francis R. Barry
Preceded by
James W. S. Dorling
Captain of Portsmouth Signal School
25 Aug, 1937 – 3 Mar, 1939
Succeeded by
Angus E. M. B. Cunninghame-Graham
Preceded by
Archibald P. Stoddart
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Fifth Cruiser Squadron
14 Apr, 1939
Succeeded by
Harold T. C. Walker
Preceded by
Sir Christopher G. F. M. Cradock
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Fourth Cruiser Squadron
c. mid 1939 – 1941
Succeeded by
William George Tennant
Preceded by
Philip F. Glover
Director of the Signal Department
1 Aug, 1941 – 14 Apr, 1942
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Sir Eric J. A. Fullerton
Flag Officer in Command, Yarmouth
14 Apr, 1942 – 8 May, 1945
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 804.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 289.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 257.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 221.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 221.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 231.