Cecil Maxwell-Lefroy

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Captain Cecil Maxwell-Lefroy, C.M.G. (2 February, 1876 – 3 November, 1931) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Maxwell-Lefroy was the top-scoring candidate in competitive examinations for entrance to the training ship H.M.S. Britannia intake term of July, 1889, having obtained 1860 marks. This placed him comfortably ahead of William Northey, who scored 1,702 marks.[1]

Maxwell-Lefroy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in August, 1895.

Maxwell-Lefroy was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1905.

Maxwell-Lefroy was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1912.

Maxwell-Lefroy was appointed in command of the battleship Swiftsure in April, 1914 and commanded her until some time in the middle of 1915.

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 16 May, 1922.[2]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh G. Glennie
Captain of H.M. T.B. 27
8 Jul, 1896[3]
Succeeded by
Julian F. C. Patterson
Preceded by
George B. Eldridge
Captain of H.M.S. Espiegle
6 Sep, 1910[4] – Dec, 1912[5]
Succeeded by
Wilfrid Nunn
Preceded by
Raymond A. Nugent
Captain of H.M.S. Swiftsure
14 Apr, 1914[6] – 11 Aug, 1915
Succeeded by
Henry F. G. Talbot
Preceded by
John B. Sparks
Captain of H.M.S. Blake
10 Dec, 1915[7] – 28 Aug, 1916[8]
Succeeded by
George W. McO. Campbell
Preceded by
Ronald A. Hopwood
Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee
2 Apr, 1917[9]
Succeeded by
Oliver Backhouse

Footnotes

  1. "Cadetships In The Navy." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jun 27, 1889; pg. 11; Issue 32736.
  2. Maxwell-Lefroy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/132. f. ?.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 10 July, 1896. Issue 34939, col D, p. 8.
  4. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 308.
  5. Maxwell-Lefroy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/132. f. ?.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 398m.
  7. Maxwell-Lefroy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/132. f. ?.
  8. Maxwell-Lefroy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/132. f. ?.
  9. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 550a.