Clement Greatorex

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Admiral Clement Greatorex, C.B., M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (7 January, 1869 – 21 March, 1937) was an officer of the Royal Navy. His surname was pronounced "Greatrakes".[1]

Early Life & Career

Greatorex was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 June, 1889.[2]

Greatorex was appointed to the special service vessel Sphinx on 25 February, 1890.[3]

Greatorex was loaned to command the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 87 on 21 July, 1892, for manoeuvres.[4]

Greatorex was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1901.[5]

Greatorex was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1905.[6]

In January 1906, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Eclipse. He was relieved by William F. Slayter on 24 March, 1908.[7]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Natal on 27 June, 1911.[8]

Great War

Greatorex was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1916.[9]

Greatorex was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 27 April, 1917.[10] On 8 October, 1917, he was appointed Senior Naval Officer in the Shetlands. He took up the appointment on 18 October.[11]

Post-War

Greatorex was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 2 May, 1922, vice Bruce, and was placed on the Retired List on 3 May, 1922.[12] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 8 November, 1926.[13]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Greatorex" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 23 March, 1937. Issue 47640, col B, p. 18.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert J. Prendergast
Captain of H.M. T.B. 57
21 Jul, 1892[14]
Succeeded by
Henry R. Veale
Preceded by
William F. De Salis
Captain of H.M. T.B. 87
21 Jul, 1892[15]
Succeeded by
Lionel de L. Wells
Preceded by
Herbert Chatterton
Captain of H.M. T.B. 59
11 Jul, 1893[16] – 16 Aug, 1893[17]
Succeeded by
James T. Bush
Preceded by
Cyril E. Tower
Captain of H.M.S. Eclipse
30 Jan, 1906[18] – 24 Mar, 1908[19]
Succeeded by
William F. Slayter
Preceded by
Arthur Y. Moggridge
Flag Captain at the Nore
22 Apr, 1908[20][21] – 2 Dec, 1908[22]
Succeeded by
Henry J. L. Clarke
Preceded by
W. Reginald Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Natal
27 Jun, 1911[23][24] – 14 May, 1913[25]
Succeeded by
John F. E. Green
Preceded by
W. Reginald Hall
Naval Assistant to the Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy
1 Jul, 1913[26] – 8 Oct, 1917[27]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur W. Waymouth
Director of Naval Equipment
14 Jan, 1915[28] – 8 Oct, 1917[29]
Succeeded by
Edward M. Phillpotts
Preceded by
Cole C. Fowler
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Portsmouth Reserve
23 Apr, 1920[30] – 1 Oct, 1921[31]
Succeeded by
Edmond H. Parker

 

Footnotes

  1. The Name of Greatorex: A History from Domesday to Millenium
  2. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 30.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 254.
  4. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Saturday, 16 July, 1892. Issue 33692, col A, p. 17.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27335. p. 4780. 19 July, 1901.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27870. p. 25. 2 January, 1906.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 306.
  8. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 30.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29423. p. 80. 31 December, 1915.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 30042. p. 4095. 1 May, 1917.
  11. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 3.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 32695. p. 3626. 9 May, 1922.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 33222. p. 7477. 19 November, 1926.
  14. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.
  15. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Saturday, 16 July, 1892. Issue 33692, col A, p. 17.
  16. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.
  17. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.
  18. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.
  19. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 353.
  21. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.
  22. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.
  23. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 30.
  24. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 347.
  25. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.
  26. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 30.
  27. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.
  28. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.
  29. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.
  30. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 30.
  31. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.