Harry Jones

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Captain Harry Jones, Royal Navy (27 December, 1864 – 5 April, 1914) was an officer in the Royal Navy who died very shortly before the Great War.

There was a different man, Harry Janes, who served in the R.N.R. during the Great War.

Life & Career

Jones was promoted to Lieutenant with a seniority date in July, 1884 and received the Beaufort Testimonial for 1885.[1]

On 4 July, 1888, Jones was loaned to command the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 58 for manoeuvres.[2]

Jones was promoted to Commander in 1897.[3]

Jones was promoted to Captain on 31 December 1904.[4]

In May 1907, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Furious. He remained with Furious until February 1909, when he became Captain of Suffolk for a two year posting.

Jones served as captain of Implacable from November 1911 for about a year, and then to Africa for a stint of equal length.

Jones was sent to Chatham Hospital on 3 April 1914, diagnosed with nephritis. Though telegrams dated as late as 8 April indicate that he was transferred to Haslar at his own request, he seemingly died on 5 April, 1914.

Bibliography

  • "Captain H. Jones, R.N." (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 8 April, 1914. Issue 40492, col A, pg. 10.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 75
4 Jul, 1888[5] – 25 Aug, 1888[6]
Succeeded by
Frederick C. A. Ogilvy
Preceded by
Joseph R. Bridson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 58
4 Jul, 1888[7][8] – 25 Aug, 1888[9]
Succeeded by
Cecil E. E. Carey
Preceded by
Ernest A. Simons
Captain of H.M.S. Pomone
24 Mar, 1902[10][11]
Succeeded by
Hugh Evan-Thomas
Preceded by
Edward F. Inglefield
Head of Trade Division
24 Jun, 1905[12] – 15 Jan, 1906[13]
Succeeded by
Robert F. Scott
Preceded by
George A. Ballard
Head of War Division
15 Jan, 1906[14][15] – 8 May, 1907[16][17]
Succeeded by
Osmond de B. Brock
Preceded by
Richard F. Phillimore
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
8 May, 1907[18] – 17 Feb, 1909[19]
Succeeded by
Cole C. Fowler
Preceded by
Norman C. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Suffolk
17 Feb, 1909[20][21] – 10 Feb, 1911[22]
Succeeded by
Edward H. Moubray
Preceded by
Robert J. Prendergast
Captain of H.M.S. Implacable
14 Nov, 1911[23] – 14 May, 1912[24]
Succeeded by
Ernest G. Barton
Preceded by
Ernest G. Barton
Captain of H.M.S. Africa
14 May, 1912[25][26] – 10 Apr, 1913[27]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. O. Millar
Preceded by
Charles E. Anson
Admiral Superintendent, Chatham Dockyard
16 Aug, 1913[28] – 15 Sep, 1913[29]
Succeeded by
Arthur D. Ricardo
 

Footnotes

  1. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 256.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  3. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 256.
  4. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 256.
  5. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  6. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  8. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  9. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  10. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Wednesday, 2 April 1902. (36731), p. 8.
  11. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 293.
  12. Naval Intelligence Department. Distribution of Work.—February 1906. The National Archives. ADM 231/47. p. 2.
  13. Naval Intelligence Department. Distribution of Work.—February 1906. The National Archives. ADM 231/47. p. 2.
  14. Naval Intelligence Department. Distribution of Work.—February 1906. The National Archives. ADM 231/47. p. 2.
  15. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 256.
  16. Naval Intelligence Department. Distribution of Work.—February 1906. The National Archives. ADM 231/47. p. 2.
  17. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 256.
  18. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  19. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  20. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 379.
  22. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  23. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  24. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  25. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 273.
  26. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  27. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  28. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  29. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.