Charles Edward Le Mesurier

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Captain Charles Edward Le Mesurier, C.B., Royal Navy (2 August, 1869 – 10 November, 1917) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Le Mesurier was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 November, 1890.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1902.[2]

Le Mesurier was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1908.[3]

In April 1910, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Theseus.[4]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Jupiter in July, 1914.[5]

Great War

He was appointed command of the battleship Cornwallis on 16 September, 1914.[6]

On 15 May 1915, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Calliope as Commodore commanding the Fourth Light Cruiser Squadron.[7]

At the Battle of Jutland, he commanded the Fourth Light Cruiser Squadron from light cruiser Calliope, and apparently had someone take a photograph of Invincible.[8]

On 15 September 1916 he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) dated 31 May.[9]

See Also

Bibliography

  • Bachrach, Harriet. Ed. (2006). Jutland Letters, June-October, 1916: Affectionate Letters from a Royal Navy Commodore to his Beloved Wife. Salisbury: Wessex Books. ISBN 1903035260.

Papers

  • Papers in the possession of the Imperial War Museum.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John B. Sparks
Captain of H.M.S. Violet
28 Apr, 1900[10] – 20 Aug, 1900[11]
Succeeded by
Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
Preceded by
Carlton V. de M. Cowper
Captain of H.M.S. Spartiate
17 Jun, 1909[12]
Succeeded by
James R. P. Hawksley
Preceded by
Sir Douglas E. R. Brownrigg, Bart.
Captain of H.M.S. Theseus
11 Apr, 1910[13][14] – 15 Feb, 1912[15]
Succeeded by
Hugh L. P. Heard
Preceded by
James D. Dick
Captain of H.M.S. Highflyer
15 Feb, 1912[16][17] – 10 Dec, 1912[18]
Succeeded by
Raymond A. Nugent
Preceded by
Richard Webb
Flag Captain of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
16 Aug, 1913[19] – Jul, 1914[20]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Henry Luxmoore
Captain of H.M.S. Jupiter
Jul, 1914[21]
Succeeded by
Drury St. A. Wake
Preceded by
Alexander P. Davidson
Captain of H.M.S. Cornwallis
16 Sep, 1914[22][23] – 21 Jan, 1915[24]
Succeeded by
Alexander P. Davidson
Preceded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Captain of H.M.S. Calliope
15 May, 1915[25][26] – 14 Aug, 1917[27]
Succeeded by
Rudolf W. Bentinck
Preceded by
New Command
Commodore 2nd Class Commanding, Fourth Light Cruiser Squadron
15 May, 1915[28] – 14 Aug, 1917[29]
Succeeded by
Rudolf W. Bentinck

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26114. p. 6990. 12 December, 1890.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 4. 2 January, 1903.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 28151. p. 4644. 26 June, 1908.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 298.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1915). p. 6.
  8. Letter from his unidentified nephew to Hubert Dannreuther dated 24 July 1918 at the Caird Library, DAN/646.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29751. p. 9070. 15 September, 1916.
  10. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  11. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  12. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  13. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 385.
  15. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  16. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  17. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 326.
  18. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  19. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  20. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  21. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  22. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 298.
  23. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  24. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  25. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392r.
  26. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  27. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  28. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. p. 26a.
  29. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. p. 26a.