Hugh Cecil Robert Feilding
Lieutenant-Commander THE HONOURABLE Hugh Cecil Robert Feilding, (30 December, 1886 – 31 May, 1916) served in the Royal Navy. One service record has his last name as Fielding, but the other, and the Navy Lists have him by the unusual spelling.
Life & Career
Feilding was the second-oldest of three sons and seven daughters of Rudolph Feilding, the Ninth Earl of Denbigh.
Feilding was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1907.
After a year and a half on staff at H.M.S. Vernon, Feilding was appointed to the armoured cruiser H.M.S. Defence as torpedo officer on 6 January, 1913 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 January, 1915.
In May, 1915, he was thanked for his ingenuity in devising, along with other officers, an extempore director firing installation in the ship.