Evelyn Seccombe Felton

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Commander (retired) Evelyn Seccombe Felton, (28 July, 1899 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Hong Kong, Felton listed Commander Robert Neale Lawson as his guardian when he joined the Royal Navy in May 1912. He was passed out of the Training Establishment in August 1914 and appointed to the battleship Albion for 13 months, leaving Mudros for home in Aquitania on 18 September, 1915. He was suffering from enteric fever and was hospitalised at Haslar. His sickness was thorny, and he was not finally discharged until 28 March, 1916. Finally well, he was appointed to the battleship Orion on 29 March, and served in her at the Battle of Jutland. On 6 September 1917 he was appointed to the sweeping sloop Delphinium.[1]

On 22 July 1918 he was trained to serve in C.M.Bs.. In December, he would ask to end his time in the type, "in light of reduced amt of running reqd."[2]

Felton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1920.[3]

Felton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1928.[4]

World War II

Felton was placed on the Retired List on account of age at the rank of Commander on 28 July, 1944.[5]

In 1949, he was granted permission to proceed to Switzerland.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Rowland H. Stokes-Rees
Captain of H.M.S. H 47
10 Apr, 1928[6][7] – 29 Apr, 1929[8]
Succeeded by
Robert J. Gardner
Preceded by
Thomas J. T. C. Jenks
Captain of H.M.S. H 44
2 Jun, 1931[9][10] – 16 Apr, 1932[11]
Succeeded by
Mark T. Collier
Preceded by
Thomas H. Dickson
Captain of H.M.S. Otway
1 May, 1933[12][13] – 22 Jul, 1935[14]
Succeeded by
Gilbert P. Claridge
Preceded by
Ronald McC. P. Jonas
Captain of H.M.S. H 31
31 Oct, 1935[15] – 26 Nov, 1935[16]
Succeeded by
Randall T. Gordon-Duff
Preceded by
Thomas C. C. Lloyd
Captain of H.M.S. L 54
6 Jan, 1936[17][18] – 9 Jan, 1936
Succeeded by
Evelyn R. C. MacVicker
Preceded by
Walter S. Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Rainbow
10 Aug, 1937[19] – 21 Sep, 1937[20]
Succeeded by
John D. Luce
Preceded by
Arthur L. Sanders
Captain of H.M.S. Alecto
24 Aug, 1944 – mid 1945
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  2. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  3. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  4. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  5. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  6. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 244.
  8. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  9. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 244.
  11. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  12. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 259.
  14. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  15. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  16. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  17. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  18. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jan 09, 1936; pg. 21; Issue 47267.
  19. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.
  20. Felton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/25. f. 25.