Douglas Walter Hamilton-Gordon

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Commander Douglas Walter Hamilton-Gordon, R.N. (18 March, 1878 – 20 January, 1914) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Belgrave, Middlesex, Hamilton-Gordon gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Hamilton-Gordon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1899.

Between 1903 and 1913, he served as gunnery officer in ten cruisers and battleships.

Hamilton-Gordon was promoted to the rank of Commander on 22 June, 1911.

He was found dead in bed aboard Thrasher of what was thought to be a double pneumonia, possibly aggravated by a chill sustained in sweeping operations to locate the lost submarine A 7.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry V. Hudson
Captain of H.M.S. Thrasher
22 Sep, 1913 – 20 Jan, 1914
Succeeded by
Hugh T. Prichard