John Ewen Cameron

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Admiral John Ewen Cameron, C.B., M.V.O. (15 June, 1874 – 28 July, 1939) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in London in 1874, Cameron was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1895.[1]

Cameron was promoted to Commander on 31 December, 1905.[2]

He married on Marion Gertrude Sanger 14 February, 1906.[3]

Cameron was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the destroyer Blackwater in May, 1906.[4]

Cameron was appointed in command of the destroyer Zulu on 15 March, 1910.[5]

On 30 August, 1913, Cameron was appointed captain of the depot ship Hecla, supporting the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla[6]

Cameron was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1913.

Great War

Cameron was in command of Hecla when war broke out. He left the ship on 2 January, 1915 when he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Phaeton.[7]

On 5 January, 1918, he was also made second in command of the First Light Cruiser Squadron. He left Phaeton as she was detached from 1 L.C.S. in March, 1919.[8]

Post-war

Cameron was appointed as Captain of depot ship Crescent (the former battleship Glory) on 9 April, 1919.[9]

He was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Tiger in March, 1921.

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Admiral J. E. Cameron" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 29 July, 1939. Issue 48370, col C, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles Tibbits
Captain of H.M.S. Blackwater
May, 1906[10] – 28 Feb, 1907[11]
Succeeded by
John M. D. E. Warren
Preceded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Captain of H.M.S. Foam
28 Feb, 1907[12] – 4 Jan, 1910[13]
Succeeded by
Valentine E. B. Phillimore
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Zulu
15 Mar, 1910[14][15] – 28 Jul, 1911[16]
Succeeded by
Norman H. Carter
Preceded by
Francis M. Leake
Captain of H.M.S. Patrol
28 Jul, 1911[17][18] – 1 Jul, 1913[19]
Succeeded by
Henry W. Osburn
Preceded by
Robert C. Kemble Lambert
Captain of H.M.S. Sentinel
1 Jul, 1913[20][21] – 20 Aug, 1913[22]
Succeeded by
Gerald Harper
Preceded by
Judge D'Arcy
Captain of H.M.S. Hecla
20 Aug, 1913[23][24] – 2 Jan, 1915[25]
Succeeded by
Henry W. Parker
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Phaeton
2 Jan, 1915[26][27] – 1 Mar, 1919[28]
Succeeded by
Lawrence L. Dundas
Preceded by
John F. Warton
Captain of H.M.S. Glory
9 Apr, 1919[29] – 29 Mar, 1921[30]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William H. D. Boyle
Captain of H.M.S. Tiger
29 Mar, 1921[31] – 24 Apr, 1922[32]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Betty
Preceded by
Alfred A. Ellison
Captain of H.M.S. Glorious
1 Nov, 1922[33][34] – 1 Feb, 1924[35]
Succeeded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Preceded by
Rowland H. Bather
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Devonport Reserve
Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet Devonport
1 Nov, 1922[36][37] – Apr, 1924[38]
Succeeded by
Herbert A. Buchanan-Wollaston
Preceded by
Astley D. C. Cooper-Key
Captain of H.M.S. Dartmouth
1 Feb, 1924[39] – Apr, 1924[40]
Succeeded by
Sir Leonard P. Vavasour, Bart.
Preceded by
David M. Anderson
Senior Naval Officer, Yangtse
Aug, 1925[41] – Oct, 1927[42]
Succeeded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Preceded by
Humphrey W. Bowring
Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland
2 Jun, 1928[43]
Succeeded by
Theodore J. Hallett

Footnotes

  1. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 13.
  3. Bride's last name is indistinct. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 284.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 398.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 328.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396n.
  8. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 754.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 284.
  11. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 317.
  13. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 398.
  15. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  16. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 352.
  18. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  19. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  20. The Navy List. (August, 1913). p. 374.
  21. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  22. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 328.
  24. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  25. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  26. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 867.
  27. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  28. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  29. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 754.
  30. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  31. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  32. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  33. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 328.
  34. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  35. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  36. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 328.
  37. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  38. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  39. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  40. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  41. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  42. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  43. "Naval, Military, and Air Force" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 2 June, 1928. Issue 44909, col F, p. 7.