Eldred Stuart Brooksmith

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Captain Eldred Stuart Brooksmith, D.S.C., R.N.(3 September, 1889 – 3 December, 1931) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Woolwich, the son of J. Brooksmith, Barrister.

On 30 September, 1910, Brooksmith was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.[1]

Brooksmith was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 2 on 29 July, 1914.[2]

Brooksmith served as gunnery officer in Severn from 7 March, 1915 to 29 July, 1916 when he was appointed to Vengeance as gunnery officer.

On 4 May, 1917, he was appointed to Ceres to act as her gunnery officer.[3]

He was awarded the D.S.C. on 15 July, 1917.[4]

Brooksmith was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1918.[5]

Post-War

Brooksmith was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1923.

Brooksmith was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1931.

Brooksmith was blamed for a collision between Vivien and Vidette on 20 October, 1921.

Brooksmith was sent ashore from Valorous on 27 November, 1931 with pneumonia and died at Garthsea [?] Nursing Home, Dunfermline of pneumonia and carditis on 3 December, 1931. He was buried on 7 December at plot 42A at Douglas Bank Cemetery, Dunfermline.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Myles A. Blomfield
Captain of H.M. T.B. 2
29 Jul, 1914[6] – 22 Oct, 1914
Succeeded by
Arthur F. Crutchley
Preceded by
Douglas A. Budgen
Captain of H.M.S. Vivien
10 Aug, 1931 – c. Nov, 1931
Succeeded by
Ernest R. Archer
Preceded by
Martin J. C. de Meric
Captain of H.M.S. Valorous
c. Nov, 1931 – 3 Dec, 1931
Succeeded by
David J. R. Simson

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 11.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1914). p. 400.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 755.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1918). p. 2144.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 27.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1914). p. 400.