Cyril Thomas Moulden Fuller

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Admiral SIR Cyril Thomas Moulden Fuller, K.C.B., Royal Navy (22 May, 1874 – 1 February, 1942) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Fuller was the son of Thomas Fuller, late captain in the 18th Hussars, by his wife, Mary Ada, daughter of Frederick William Fryer, of Clarence House, West Cowes, where the child was born 22 May 1874.

Captain

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1910.[1]

He was appointed to command the armoured cruiser Cumberland on 19 May, 1914.[2]. In November, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Challenger.

In March 1915, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Astræa, staying with her until May 1916.

He was appointed to command the battlecruiser Repulse on 2 August, 1916.[3]

As a Commodore, First Class, Fuller was appointed to command Queen Elizabeth on 1 May, 1920.[4]

Fuller was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George V on 25 November, 1920, vice Sinclair.[5]

Fuller was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 19 June, 1921.[6]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 8 July, 1926.[7] On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 4 June, 1928.[8]

On 15 May, 1930, he was promoted to the rank of Admiral, vice Duff.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Cyril Fuller" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 3 February, 1942. Issue 49150, col E, pg. 7.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Wilfred Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Patrol
6 Nov, 1907[10] – 25 Feb, 1908[11]
Succeeded by
Hugh F. W. Wyldbore-Smith
Preceded by
Eustace La T. Leatham
Captain of H.M.S. Alacrity
25 Feb, 1908[12][13] – 27 Jan, 1910[14]
Succeeded by
Alexander Lowndes
Preceded by
Aubrey C. H. Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Cumberland
19 May, 1914[15] – Dec, 1914[16]
Succeeded by
Charles P. Beaty-Pownall
Preceded by
Charles P. Beaty-Pownall
Captain of H.M.S. Challenger
Dec, 1914[17] – Mar, 1915[18]
Succeeded by
Alfred C. Sykes
Preceded by
Alfred C. Sykes
Captain of H.M.S. Astræa
Mar, 1915[19] – May, 1916[20]
Succeeded by
Valentine E. B. Phillimore
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Repulse
2 Aug, 1916[21] – Sep, 1917[22]
Succeeded by
John S. Dumaresq
Preceded by
?
Assistant Director of Plans
Oct, 1917[23] – 1 Jan, 1918[24]
Succeeded by
A. Dudley P. R. Pound
Preceded by
Roger J. B. Keyes
Director of Plans
1 Jan, 1918[25] – 1 May, 1920[26]
Succeeded by
Barry E. Domvile
Preceded by
?
Chief of Staff to C-in-C, Atlantic Fleet
1 May, 1920[27] – 14 Aug, 1922[28]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Davies
Preceded by
Sir A. Ernle M. Chatfield
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff
1 Dec, 1922[29]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Preceded by
Sir Frederick L. Field
Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy
15 May, 1923[30] – 30 Apr, 1925[31]
Succeeded by
Sir A. Ernle M. Chatfield
Preceded by
Sir Frederick L. Field
Vice-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron
30 Apr, 1925[32] – 21 May, 1927[33]
Succeeded by
Frederic C. Dreyer
Preceded by
Walter Henry Cowan
Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station
5 Jun, 1928[34] – 7 May, 1930[35]
Succeeded by
Vernon H. S. Haggard
Preceded by
Sir Hubert G. Brand
Second Sea Lord
26 May, 1930[36] – 31 Aug, 1932[37]
Succeeded by
Sir Alfred D. P. R. Pound

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28452. p. 4. 2 January, 1911.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 299.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 397h.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1920). pp. 847-9.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 32166. p. 12399. 17 December, 1920.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 32384. p. 5486. 8 July, 1921.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 33183. p. 4709. 16 July, 1926,
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33390. p. 3847. 4 June, 1928.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 33606. p. 3069. 16 May, 1930.
  10. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  11. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 274.
  13. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  14. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  15. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 299.
  16. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  17. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  18. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392f.
  20. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 397h.
  22. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  23. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  24. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 464.
  25. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 123.
  26. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  27. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  28. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  29. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 123. Exact date inferred from Chatfield Service Record.
  30. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. p. 460.
  31. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  32. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 30 April, 1925. Issue 43949, col E, p. 10.
  33. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 215.
  34. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 215.
  35. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 215.
  36. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 215.
  37. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 215.