Edward Theobald Walsh Church

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Commander Edward Theobald Walsh Church, R.N., Retired (30 October, 1891 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Son of Major C. J. W. Church of the First Royal Sussex Regiment.

Promoted to Sub-Lieutenant on 30 January, 1912.[1]

Church was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 January, 1914.

Church was appointed in command of the destroyer Viking in April, 1918.[2]


Church was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 January, 1922.

Church was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 30 October, 1934.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Evelyn C. O. Thomson
Captain of H.M.S. Verdun
18 Apr, 1918 – Apr, 1918
Succeeded by
James R. C. Cavendish
Preceded by
Horace Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Radstock
3 Oct, 1921 – 15 Mar, 1922
Succeeded by
Ronald Langton-Jones
Preceded by
Edward C. Denison
Captain of H.M.S. Swallow
Sep, 1922[3] – Oct, 1923
Succeeded by
Walter F. Smithwick
Preceded by
Walter F. Smithwick
Captain of H.M.S. Whitshed
Sep, 1923[4] – 1924
Succeeded by
John E. Phayre
Preceded by
John H. Young
Captain of H.M.S. Waterhen
31 Dec, 1926[5]
Succeeded by
Donald C. Morrison


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 15.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 935.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 816.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 289.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 288.