Humphrey Thomas Walwyn

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Vice-Admiral SIR Humphrey Thomas Walwyn, K.C.S.I., K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O., Royal Navy (25 January, 1879 – 28 December, 1957) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On 15 December, 1900, Walwyn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.[1]

As he had passed the best examination in practical Gunnery when qualifying for Gunnery Lieutenant, Walwyn was awarded the Commander Egerton Prize of 1904.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1912.[3]

Great War

On 15 September, 1916 he was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) for his services at Jutland.[4]

On 31 December, 1916, Walwyn was promoted to the rank of Captain.[5]

Post-War

Walwyn was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Gibraltar on 17 January 1919.[6]

He was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Spenser on 1 October, 1919.[7]

He commanded Queen Elizabeth from March 1926, seeing her start a refit that year.

Soon thereafter, he took over Valiant, remaining with her until March 1927.

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 22 February, 1928, vice Bax.[8] On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 4 June.[9]

Walwyn was appointed Flag Officer Commanding and Director of the Royal Indian Marine on 5 October, 1928. He was in command there for six years, being superseded on 24 November, 1934.[10]

Walwyn was placed on the Retired List on 15 December, 1934.[11]

He was appointed Governor of Newfoundland, to date early 1936.[12]

See Also

  • Service Records
  • "Sir Humphrey Walwyn" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 30 December, 1957. Issue 54035, col E, p. 8.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Colin K. MacLean
Captain of H.M.S. Spitfire
14 Jul, 1904[13] – 3 Jan, 1905
Succeeded by
Cecil H. Pilcher
Preceded by
Frederic C. Dreyer
Assistant Director of the Anti-Submarine Division
1 Mar, 1917[14] – Jan, 1918[15]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Christopher P. Metcalfe
Assistant Director of Naval Equipment
1 Mar, 1917[16] – Jan, 1918[17]
Succeeded by
Alan G. Hotham
Preceded by
Reginald G. O. Tupper
as Admiral of Northern Patrol
Senior Naval Officer, Northern Patrol
8 Aug, 1918[18] – 17 Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
Max K. Horton
as Vice-Admiral, Northern Patrol
Preceded by
Hugh P. Buckle
Captain of H.M.S. Gibraltar
17 Jan, 1919[19][20] – 27 Apr, 1920[21]
Succeeded by
Ronald Howard
Preceded by
Colin K. MacLean
Captain of H.M.S. Spenser
29 Apr, 1920[22][23] – 9 May, 1922[24]
Succeeded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede
Preceded by
Colin K. MacLean
Captain (D), Second Destroyer Flotilla
29 Apr, 1920[25][26] – 9 May, 1922[27]
Succeeded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede
Preceded by
Charles A. Fremantle
Captain of H.M.S. Stuart
1 Oct, 1922[28] – Oct, 1923[29]
Succeeded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Preceded by
Harry R. Godfrey
Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla
c. Oct, 1922[30]
Succeeded by
Eric G. Robinson
Preceded by
Frank F. Rose
Captain (D), Third Destroyer Flotilla
Jul, 1923[31] – Oct, 1923[32]
Succeeded by
John C. Hodgson
Preceded by
Bernard St. G. Collard
Director of the Gunnery Division
5 Apr, 1924[33] – 1 Mar, 1926[34]
Succeeded by
Henry J. S. Brownrigg
Preceded by
Stephen St. L. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
1 Mar, 1926[35] – 17 Mar, 1926[36]
Succeeded by
George K. Chetwode
Preceded by
George K. Chetwode
Captain of H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth
17 Mar, 1926[37] – 1926[Inference]
Succeeded by
Piers K. Kekewich
Preceded by
Harry R. Godfrey
Captain of H.M.S. Valiant
1926[38] – 4 Mar, 1927[39]
Succeeded by
John W. Carrington
Preceded by
Sir Edward J. Headlam
as Flag Officer Commanding, Royal Indian Marine
Flag Officer Commanding and Director, Royal Indian Marine
5 Oct, 1928[40] – 24 Nov, 1934[41]
Succeeded by
Arthur Edward Frederick Bedford
as Flag Officer Commanding, Royal Indian Navy

Footnotes

  1. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  2. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 28623. p. 4748. 2 July, 1912.
  4. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29751. p. 9071. 15 September, 1916.
  5. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 800.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 865.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 33362. p. 1493. 2 March, 1928.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33390. p. 3847. 4 June, 1928.
  10. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 34118. p. 8457. 28 December, 1934.
  12. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  13. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  14. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  15. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  16. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  17. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  18. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. p. 41.
  19. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 800.
  20. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  21. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  22. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 866.
  23. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  24. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  25. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 866.
  26. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  27. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  28. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  29. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  30. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  31. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  32. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  33. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  34. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  35. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  36. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  37. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  38. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  39. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  40. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  41. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.