Eustace La Trobe Leatham

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Vice-Admiral Eustace La Trobe Leatham, C.B., Royal Navy (3 August, 1870 – 1 September, 1935) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

On 28 January, 1892, Leatham was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant, dated 14 June, 1890.[1]

Leatham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 13 November, 1893.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1909.[3]

On 5 January, 1911, he was made captain of the armoured cruiser King Alfred. The appointment lasted precisely one year.

On 30 June 1912, Leatham was appointed in command of the light cruiser Gloucester[4]

Great War

He was appointed captain of the armoured cruiser Euryalus in August 1914, remaining with her until October.[5]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Cochrane on 28 February, 1916, temporarily from 8 February.[6]

He assumed command of Queen Elizabeth in December 1916, soon handing her off to Chatfield in February.[7]

On 15 September 1916, he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) dated 31 May.[8]

Post-War

Leatham was appointed Captain of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth on 2 February, 1919. He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 26 March, 1920.[9] He was succeeded at Dartmouth by Captain Francis A. Marten on 2 February, 1921.[10] He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 July.[11] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 24 November, 1925.[12]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral Leatham" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 2 September, 1935. Issue 47158, col C, pg. 12.

Service Record


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John M. de Robeck
Captain of H.M.S. Haughty
24 Aug, 1899[13] – Jan, 1900[14]
Succeeded by
John P. Irven
Preceded by
Allen T. Hunt
Captain of H.M.S. Partridge
1 Sep, 1900[15] – 30 Jun, 1903[16]
Succeeded by
Alan C. Bruce
Preceded by
Richard M. Harbord
Captain of H.M.S. Alacrity
1 Jan, 1906[17] – 7 Jan, 1908[18]
Succeeded by
Cyril T. M. Fuller
Preceded by
Herbert W. James
Captain of H.M.S. Proserpine
1 Aug, 1908[19][20] – 30 Jul, 1909[21]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. T. Marshall
Preceded by
Henry M. Doughty
Captain of H.M.S. King Alfred
5 Jan, 1911[22][23] – 5 Jan, 1912[24]
Succeeded by
John D. Edwards
Preceded by
Edward B. Kiddle
Captain of H.M.S. Astræa
3 Feb, 1912[25] – 30 Jun, 1912[26]
Succeeded by
Frederick H. Hallowes
Preceded by
Walter H. Cowan
Captain of H.M.S. Gloucester
30 Jun, 1912[27][28] – 16 Mar, 1914[29]
Succeeded by
William A. H. Kelly
Preceded by
Peter W. E. Hill
Captain of H.M.S. Euryalus
Jul, 1914[30] – 19 Oct, 1914[31]
Succeeded by
Rudolf M. Burmester
Preceded by
Fawcet Wray
Captain of H.M.S. Defence
Oct, 1914[32][33] – 15 Jan, 1916[34]
Succeeded by
Stanley V. Ellis
Preceded by
Noel Grant
Captain of H.M.S. Cochrane
8 Feb, 1916[35][36] – Dec, 1916[37]
Succeeded by
Alexander Farrington
Preceded by
George P. W. Hope
Captain of H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth
14 Dec, 1916[38][39]
Succeeded by
A. Ernle M. Chatfield
Preceded by
A. Ernle M. Chatfield
Captain of H.M.S. Iron Duke
15 Feb, 1917[40]
Succeeded by
William W. Fisher
Preceded by
William G. E. Ruck-Keene
Captain of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
2 Feb, 1919[41]
Succeeded by
Francis A. Marten

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26253. p. 544. 2 February, 1892.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26359. p. 2. 2 January, 1893.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 28263. p. 4857. 25 June, 1909.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 320.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29751. p. 9070. 15 September, 1916.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 3186. p. 4474. 16 April, 1920.
  10. "Naval Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 2 February, 1921. Issue 42634, col F, p. 12.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 32384. p. 5487. 8 July, 1921.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 33110. p. 7950. 1 December, 1925.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 256.
  14. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Tuesday, 23 January 1900. (36046), p. 12.
  15. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  16. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  17. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  18. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  19. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 362.
  21. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  22. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 336.
  24. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  25. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  26. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  27. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 320.
  28. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  29. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  30. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  31. Day of month inferred from successor. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  32. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  33. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393h.
  34. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  35. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  36. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393b.
  37. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  38. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  39. Date inferred from departure of predecessor. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23/44.
  40. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 821. Exact date in February inferred from Chatfield Service Record.
  41. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 1865c.