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]

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Petunia
28 Apr, 1916[4]
Succeeded by
Alphonse M. Tulloch
Preceded by
Bolton M. Eyres-Monsell
Captain of H.M.S. Roberts
2 Jan, 1919[5]
Succeeded by


  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.
  4. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 396l.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 896.