Edwin Harold Edwards

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Captain Edwin Harold Edwards, D.S.O., Royal Navy (7 December, 1871 – 20 October, 1933) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On 21 July, 1892 he was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant, dated 14 December, 1890. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1893.

Edwards was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1904. He was placed on the Retired List "at his own request" on 12 April, 1911 and allowed to assume the rank of Captain.

He was appointed a Companion of Distinguished Service Order on 23 May, 1917. He was appointed to the scout cruiser Boadicea in November, 1917.[1]

Married to Elizabeth, he passed away in a London nursing home on 20 October, 1933 and was buried at Chieveley on 23 October.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Nith
17 Oct, 1905[2]
Succeeded by
Charles J. Collins
Preceded by
Rowland Nugent
Captain of H.M.S. Algerine
5 Mar, 1908[3]c. 22 Feb, 1910[Inference]
Succeeded by
Alexander K. Jones
Preceded by
Arthur G. Craufurd
Captain of H.M.S. Boadicea
Nov, 1917[4] – 27 Mar, 1919[5][6]
Succeeded by
Harry W. C. Hughes


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 743.
  2. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 349.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 25.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 743.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 743.
  6. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 743.