James Claude Durie Esdaile

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Acting Captain James Claude Durie Esdaile, O.B.E., C.B.E. (3 October, 1899 – 12 October, 1993) served in the Royal Australian Navy.

Life & Career

In 1913 Esdaile joined the Royal Australian Naval College as member of its inaugural term of cadet midshipmen. He graduated second in his class of twenty-three in December, 1916.[1]

Esdaile specialised in anti-submarine warfare.

Esdaile was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1920.[2]

Esdaile was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in 1928.[1]

Esdaile was promoted to the rank of Commander with seniority 31 December, 1933.[3]

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Christopher H. Ringrose
Captain of H.M.A.S. Anzac
6 Jan, 1931[4]
Succeeded by


  1. 1.0 1.1 Australian Dictionary of Biography.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 1887.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1944). p. 1755.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 292.