Arthur Noel Loxley

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Captain Arthur Noel Loxley, Royal Navy (31 October, 1874 – 1 January, 1915) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Arthur Noel Loxley was born on 31 October, 1874, the eldest son of the Reverend Arthur E. Loxley, formerly minor canon of Bristol Cathedral and vicar of Fairfield and Mrs. Loxley. He entered H.M.S. Britannia in 1888, was promoted Midshipman in 1890, Sub-Lieutenant in 1894 and Lieutenant in 1895. Loxley was present at the Benin Punitive Expedition, for which he was awarded the East and West Africa Medal with Benin 1897 clasp.[1]

Loxley was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1905.[2]

On the occasion of the coronation of King George V, Loxley was promoted to the rank of Captain dated 22 June, 1911.[3]

In August, 1912, he worked with the Boom Defence Committee and also assisted in the director firing trials in H.M.S. Thunderer.[4]

At the outbreak of the First World War Loxley was Flag Captain to Sir Berkeley Milne in the battle cruiser Inflexible in the Mediterranean Fleet. On 2 September, 1914 he was appointed to the battleship Formidable.[5] He died when she was torpedoed, last seen on the bridge with his dog.

He left unsettled property valued at £13,396 gross, and net personalty of £3500.[6]

Loxley's son, Peter Noel Loxley of the Foreign Service, was killed in an aircraft accident on 1 February, 1945[7] on the way to the Yalta Conference.[8]

Bibliography

  • "The Captain and his Commander" (Deaths). The Times. Monday, 4 January, 1915. Issue 40742, col B, p. 10.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert S. Phipps Hornby
Captain of H.M.S. Inflexible
5 Nov, 1912[9][10] – 28 Aug, 1914[11]
Succeeded by
Richard F. Phillimore
Preceded by
Drury St. A. Wake
Captain of H.M.S. Formidable
2 Sep, 1914[12][13] – 1 Jan, 1915[14]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
 

Footnotes

  1. Loxley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 33.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27750. p. 25. 3 January, 1905.
  3. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4596. 19 June, 1911.
  4. Loxley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 33.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 318.
  6. "Wills and Bequests" (Deaths). The Times. Monday 12 July, 1915. Issue 40904, col F, p. 11.
  7. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Friday, 9 February, 1945. Issue 50063, col B, p. 1.
  8. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Thursday, 12 April, 1945. Issue 50115, col F, p. 7.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 332.
  10. Loxley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 33.
  11. Loxley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 33.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 318.
  13. Loxley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 33.
  14. Loxley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 33.