Frederick FitzGerald West Boehmer
Life & Career
Born in India, the son of Captain F. C. (or "H.") Boehmer.
In 1909, Boehmer was found to have falsified liquor "chits" to deceive his commanding officer as to the amount of spirits being consumed and received an expression of the Admiralty's severe displeasure.
On 4 June, 1913, Boehmer was appointed to Tigress as first lieutenant. Later that year, the Admiralty again expressed its severe displeasure for a "discreditable money transaction". He was superseded in December and put on half pay.
Boehmer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1918.
Boehmer was placed on the Retired List on 24 September 1919.
In 1927, a step in rank was not approved in view of his record.
World War II
Boehmer was promoted to the rank of Commander on 16 April, 1941.
On 5 April, 1946, Boehmer was tried by a Court Martial in Portsmouth on two charges of fraudulent receipt of Government stores and two charges of receiving Government stores in his private residence. The latter two charges were proved, and Boehmer was severely reprimanded.
Robert W. Richardson
|Captain of H.M. T.B. 32
1 Aug, 1914 – 22 Feb, 1917
Robert T. Park
- The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 8.
- The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 400.
- The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401.