Gerald Fortescue Longhurst

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Commander Gerald Fortescue Longhurst, D.S.O., Royal Navy (18 August, 1882 – 8 January, 1921) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was appointed gunnery officer of Lion on 3 January, 1914[1] and fought in her at Jutland.

On 15 September he was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) for his services at Jutland.[2]


  • "Commander Longhurst, D.S.O." (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 1 February, 1921. Issue 42633, col C, pg. 12.

Service Record



  1. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395vv.
  2. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29751. p. 9071. 15 September, 1916.