Frederick Woodhead

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Frederick Woodhead, (13 March, 1888 – ) served in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Life & Career

In early 1916, he received training in paddle minesweepers. On 24 September 1916, he dived from his ship to save a man from drowning, for which he was awarded the Bronze Medal and certificate from the Royal Humane Society.

Woodhead was promoted to the rank of temporary Lieutenant R.N.R. on 29 January, 1918.

He was both mentioned in despatches and scolded for having failed to exercise leadership.

Invalided to the Retired List on 13 December 1919.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Bernard L. Parker
Captain of H.M.S. Bootle
1 Apr, 1919[1]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Forbes S. Duncan
Captain of H.M.S. Tiverton
1 Jul, 1919[2]
Succeeded by
Henry F. M. Peto


  1. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 744.
  2. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 921.