Guy Hamilton

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Captain Guy Hamilton, R.N. (19 August, 1882 – 11 September, 1950) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of James Hamilton, shipbuilder was born in Ardedynn, Kelvinside Partick.

Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 November, 1903.

In June 1912, he was awarded the Royal Humane Society Silver Medal and Certificate for lifesaving.

Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1913.

Mentioned in despatches for service in Gallipoli, gazetted 4 March 1916. Hamilton left Havelock when he was ordered to report to the Admiralty on 16 June, 1917, where he received an appointment to join Ajax as executive officer.


Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1918 and was superseded in Ajax on 10 January, 1919.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur T. Walker
Captain of H.M. T.B. 42
21 Jul, 1903 – 17 Aug, 1903
Succeeded by
Gerald L. Hodson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Havelock
20 Apr, 1915[1] – 16 Jun, 1917
Succeeded by
Herbert J. A. Throckmorton
Preceded by
Leonard L. P. Willan
Captain of H.M.S. Castor
5 May, 1922 – 8 Aug, 1922
Succeeded by
Aubrey T. Tillard


  1. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395aa.