Everard John Hardman-Jones

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Vice-Admiral Everard John Hardman-Jones, C.B., O.B.E., Royal Navy (12 October, 1881 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hardman-Jones was born in Binfield, son of Richard Jephson Hardman-Jones, Barrister.[1]

Hardman-Jones was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1903.[2]

Hardman-Jones was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1911.[3]

Hardman-Jones was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1915.[4]

Hardman-Jones was appointed in command of the light cruiser Caledon in July, 1919.

Hardman-Jones was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1920.[5]

He married Lilian Ursula Vivian on 4 April, 1921 at St. Martin's in the Fields.[6]

In April, 1923, Hardman-Jones was appointed in command of the light cruiser Champion.

Hardman-Jones was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 4 January, 1933.[7]

Shortly after being appointed for work outside the Admiralty to help in connection with The Naval Review, Hardman-Jones was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 25 June, 1937 and was placed on the Retired List the next day in accordance with Order in Council of 9 March, 1914, but there must have been some embarrassment over the turn, as no one informed Hardman-Jones of the fact despite a rather suspiciously detailed notation in his Service Record showing that he was to be sent a letter (I've not seen such minutiae spelled out anywhere else). Hardman-Jones complained and the Admiralty expressed its regret at the oversight.[8]

World War II

On 16 February, 1942, he was appointed NAval Officer in Charge, Newhaven, vice Lovett-Cameron, to serve in the rank of Captain, R.N.. On 1 May, 1944, he was appointed to President for disposal. He took umbrage at some aspect of this relief, and complained again. He was granted an interview with the First Sea Lord and The Admiralty responded with a letter to the effect that Their Lordships felt that the matter had been discussed at suitable length in the interview, and that "neither his honour nor his past reputation is in question."[9]

Whether or not this dance effectively assuaged his concerns, Hardman-Jones was reverted to the Retired List on 4 July, 1944, one day after his appointment was terminated.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur A. M. Duff
Captain of H.M.S. Caledon
23 Nov, 1920[11] – May, 1921[12]
Succeeded by
Rafe G. Rowley-Conwy
Preceded by
Patrick E. Parker
Captain of H.M.S. Champion
4 Apr, 1923[13] – 9 May, 1924[14]
Succeeded by
Dudley B. N. North
Preceded by
Arthur D. Barrow
Captain of H.M.S. Canterbury
9 May, 1924[15] – 5 Nov, 1924[16]
Succeeded by
Ralph Eliot
Preceded by
Hubert S. Monroe
Captain of H.M.S. Erebus
1 Sep, 1927[17] – 2 Sep, 1929[18]
Succeeded by
Stephen St. L. Moore
Preceded by
The Hon. Alexander R. M. Ramsay
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
14 Sep, 1929[19] – 12 Aug, 1930[20]
Succeeded by
Alfred H. Norman
Preceded by
Alfred H. Norman
Captain of H.M.S. Courageous
12 Aug, 1930[21] – 17 Dec, 1930[22]
Succeeded by
Cloudesley V. Robinson
Preceded by
Francis M. Austin
In Command, Shotley Training Establishment
11 May, 1931[23] – 23 Feb, 1933[24]
Succeeded by
Francis H. W. Goolden
Preceded by
Robin C. Dalglish
Captain in Charge, Harwich
11 May, 1931[25] – 23 Feb, 1933[26]
Succeeded by
Hugh H. Rogers
Preceded by
The Hon. William S. Leveson-Gower
Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland
12 Jul, 1933[27] – 15 Jul, 1935[28]
Succeeded by
Robert C. Davenport

Footnotes

  1. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  2. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  3. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  4. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  5. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  6. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  7. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  8. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  9. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  10. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  11. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  12. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  13. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  14. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  15. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  16. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  17. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  18. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  19. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  20. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  21. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  22. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  23. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  24. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  25. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  26. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  27. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  28. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.