George Harley Pownall

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Lieutenant-Commander George Harley Pownall, R.N. (30 August, 1883 – 25 April, 1915) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Frank Pownall, barrister.

Pownall placed third among his term of naval cadets upon entry and first of sixty-one on passing out of Britannia in August 1899, earning 2042 of 2250 possible marks.[1]

Pownall was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 September, 1903.

Pownall was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 September, 1911.

Pownall was appointed as first officer in Egmont and in command of the Malta Submarine Flotilla on 22 August, 1913. He was still technically in this post when he died while serving as a Assistant Beach Master during disembarkation operations in the Dardanelles.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert H. T. Raikes
Captain of H.M.S. C 9
4 Feb, 1911[2] – 10 May, 1912
Succeeded by
Charles G. Brodie
Preceded by
Francis A. N. Cromie
Captain of H.M.S. Onyx
10 May, 1912[3] – 22 Aug, 1913[4]
Succeeded by
Tom K. Triggs
Preceded by
?
Commander (S), First Submarine Flotilla
10 May, 1912[5] – 22 Aug, 1913[6]
Succeeded by
Tom K. Triggs
Preceded by
Ernest W. Leir
Commander (S), Malta Submarine Flotilla
22 Aug, 1913 – 25 Apr, 1915
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" The Times (London, England), Thursday, Aug 10, 1899; pg. 8; Issue 35904.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 385.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 350.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1914). p. 351.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 350.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1914). p. 351.