John Lewis Pearson

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Vice-Admiral John Lewis Pearson, C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (8 June, 1878 – ) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Born in Southsea, Pearson's father was a Captain, though it is not made plain whether he was in the Royal Navy.[1]

Pearson gained eight months time on passing out of Britannia in July, 1894. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 October, 1900.[2]

Pearson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1912.[3]

Pearson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1917.[4]

Pearson was appointed in command of the battleship H.M.S. Glory in January, 1918.

Post-War

He was appointed to King George V in December, 1922, to take command when she re-commissioned.[5]

On 6 November, 1924, he was down with influenza.[6]

Pearson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 21 May, 1929.[7]

Pearson was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 31 March, 1931.[8]

Pearson was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 11 February, 1934.[9]

World War II

He was appointed as Royal Naval Officer, Teignmouth vice Hodges on 28 May, 1943, serving in the rank of Commander. In 1944 this was altered slightly to make him Royal Naval Officer, Teignmouth and Torquay, serving in the rank of Captain. His appointment terminated on 26 September, 1944 and he reverted to the Retired List the next day.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert W. Glennie
Captain of H.M.S. Glory
Jan, 1918[11] – 30 Oct, 1918[12]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Hopwood
Preceded by
George P. Bevan
Captain of H.M.S. Triad
6 Feb, 1920[13] – Feb, 1922[14]
Succeeded by
Alexander R. Palmer
Preceded by
George Parker Bevan
Senior Officer, Persian Gulf
6 Feb, 1920[15] – Feb, 1922[16]
Succeeded by
Alexander R. Palmer
Preceded by
Bertram S. Thesiger
Captain of H.M.S. King George V
Dec, 1922[17] – 28 Jun, 1923[18]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Betty
Preceded by
Patrick B. Crohan
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
28 Jun, 1923[19][20] – 1 Sep, 1926[21]
Succeeded by
Reginald G. H. Henderson
Preceded by
Anselan J. B. Stirling
Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong
22 Oct, 1926[22] – Dec, 1928[23]
Succeeded by
Richard A. S. Hill

Footnotes

  1. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  2. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  3. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  4. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  5. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  6. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  7. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  8. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  9. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  10. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 17.
  11. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  12. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  13. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  14. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  15. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  16. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  17. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  18. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 241.
  20. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  21. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  22. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.
  23. Pearson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 486.