Edward Courtney Boyle

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Rear-Admiral Edward Courtney Boyle, V.C., (23 March, 1883 – 16 December, 1967) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Boyle was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 December, 1904.[1] He was appointed in command of one or more submarines on 1 April, 1906, but in the style of the day, the identity of the submarines is not recorded in the service record. However, sometime in 1910 he was appointed in command of the submarine C 29.[2]

Boyle was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1912.[3]

Boyle was appointed in command of the submarine D 3 on 25 March, 1914.[4]

Great War

On 19 October, 1914, he was appointed in command of the submarine E 14.[5]

On 27 April, 1915, he took E 14 into the Sea of Marmora and preyed upon Turkish shipping within, sinking a gunboat on 3 May and ending enemy attempts to reinforce Gallipoli by sea. On 21 May, 1915, he was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in E 14.

Boyle was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1915.[6]

Post-war

Boyle was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1920.[7]

On 28 October, 1918, Boyle was appointed in command of the depot ship Platypus.[8] This appointment was renewed on 11 March, 1919.[9] He became Captain (S) of the "J" class submarines of the Royal Australian Navy.[10]

In January, 1923, Boyle was appointed in command of the light cruiser Birmingham.

Boyle was appointed in command of the battleship Iron Duke on 14 August, 1929.[11]

Boyle was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 October, 1932 and was placed on the Retired List the following day in accordance with the provisions of Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[12]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. C 4
before Oct, 1908[13]
Succeeded by
Gilbert H. Kellett
Preceded by
Alfred B. Prowse
Captain of H.M.S. C 29
Mar, 1910[14] – 21 Nov, 1911[15]
Succeeded by
Donald I. McGillewie
Preceded by
Noel F. Laurence
Captain of H.M.S. D 2
21 Nov, 1911[16] – 8 Feb, 1913[17]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Jameson
Preceded by
Francis H. H. Goodhart
Captain of H.M.S. D 3
25 Mar, 1914[18] – 14 Oct, 1914[19]
Succeeded by
Robert R. Turner
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. E 14
14 Oct, 1914[20] – 10 Aug, 1916[21]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey S. White
Preceded by
Cecil P. Talbot
Captain of H.M.S. J 5
18 Sep, 1916[22] – 11 Oct, 1918[23]
Succeeded by
John J. R. Peirson
Preceded by
Charles G. Brodie
Captain of H.M.S. Platypus
28 Oct, 1918[24][25] – after Mar, 1919[26]
Succeeded by
Maurice B. R. Blackwood
as Captain of H.M.A.S. Platypus
Preceded by
?
Captain (S), Platypus's Flotilla
28 Oct, 1918[27][28] – after Mar, 1919[29]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Francis H. Brabant
Captain of H.M.S. Birmingham
9 Jan, 1923[30] – 21 Apr, 1923[31]
Succeeded by
Bernard Buxton
Preceded by
Patrick E. Parker
Captain of H.M.S. Carysfort
23 Apr, 1924[32] – 30 Apr, 1925[Inference]
Succeeded by
G. Frederick B. Edward-Collins
Preceded by
Kenneth G. B. Dewar
Captain of H.M.S. Iron Duke
14 Aug, 1929[33]
Succeeded by
Guy L. Coleridge

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 9.
  2. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  3. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  4. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 273.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 353.
  6. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  7. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 950.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 950.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). pp. 714, 950.
  11. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  12. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 385.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 395a.
  15. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  16. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  17. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  18. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 273.
  19. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  20. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  21. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  22. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  23. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 950.
  25. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  26. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  27. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 950.
  28. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  29. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  30. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  31. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  32. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 223.
  33. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.