Evelyn John James Southby

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Commander Evelyn John James Southby, Royal Navy, Retired (6 August, 1882 – 27 March, 1937) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Southby was the elder son of Richard Southby.[1]

He was appointed in command of the monitor Roberts on 2 January, 1919.[2]

He was placed on the Retired List on 7 December, 1925.[3] He died "very suddenly" at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, East Grinstead on 27 March, 1937. He left a widow, Vera St. John Southby. His funeral took place at St. John's Church, Copthorne on 31 March, and interred at Ocklynge Cemetary, Eastbourne.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Tuesday, 30 March, 1937. Issue 47645, col B, p. 1.
  2. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 896.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 33131. p. 983. 9 February, 1926.

Service Record

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