Frederick Rodney Garside

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Captain Frederick Rodney Garside, F.R., C.B.E. (7 March, 1897 – 7 July, 1940) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The only son of W. F. Garside went to sea in Orion in 1914 and remained in her throughout the war, being promoted to the rank of Sub-Lieutenant in 1916 and to the rank of Lieutenant in 1917.[1]

After the war, he qualified as a gunnery officer, and in 1925 was sent to the Royal Australian Navy, serving as gunnery lieutenant in Adelaide and then in Sydney for three years. He then returned to R.N. service and was gunnery officer in Royal Sovereign before going back to Excellent as senior staff in 1929.[2]

Garside was promoted to the rank of Commander in 1930. He served as squadron gunnery officer in the First Battle Squadron in the Mediterranean from 1931-33.[3]

Garside was promoted to the rank of Captain in late 1935 after serving as executive officer in the Dorsetshire on the China Station.[4]

Garside died when his command, H.M.S. Gloucester was struck by Italian bombers in the Mediterranean.[5]

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
G. Frederick B. Edward-Collins
Assistant Director of Plans
Nov, 1936[6] – Jan, 1939[7]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Gloucester
3 Jan, 1939[8] – 8 Jul, 1940
Succeeded by
Reginald P. Tanner

Footnotes

  1. "Obituaries." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 19, 1940; pg. 7; Issue 48672.
  2. "Obituaries." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 19, 1940; pg. 7; Issue 48672.
  3. "Obituaries." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 19, 1940; pg. 7; Issue 48672.
  4. "Obituaries." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 19, 1940; pg. 7; Issue 48672.
  5. "Obituaries." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 19, 1940; pg. 7; Issue 48672.
  6. "Obituaries." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 19, 1940; pg. 7; Issue 48672.
  7. "Obituaries." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 19, 1940; pg. 7; Issue 48672.
  8. "Obituaries." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 19, 1940; pg. 7; Issue 48672.