Leonard Stanley Holbrook

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Rear-Admiral Leonard Stanley Holbrook, M.V.O. (30 March, 1882 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Southsea the son of newspaper proprietor Arthur Richard Holbrook.[1]

He passed out of Britannia in December, 1897 ranked twelfth of the sixty-four cadets who passed out, with 1722 marks.[2]

Holbrook was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1902.[3]

Holbrook was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 January, 1910.[4]

Holbrook was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1914.[5]

Holbrook was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1920.[6]

Holbrook was appointed in command of the light cruiser Curlew in November, 1922.

Holbrook was appointed in command of the light cruiser Calliope in December, 1927.

In December, 1928, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Birmingham.

Holbrook was loaned to the Royal Australian Navy for temporary duty as Second Naval Member of the Commonwealth Naval Board on 19 April, 1929. This evolved into service as Commodore, First Class in command of H.M. Australian Squadron, he being placed in the heavy cruiser Canberra.

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 October, 1932 and placed on the Retired List the following day in accordance with Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[7]

World War II

Holbrook was reverted to the Retired List on 9 February, 1946.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John Reep
Captain of H.M.S. Dasher
Jun, 1906[9]
Succeeded by
Hubert S. Monroe
Preceded by
Harold E. Sulivan
Captain of H.M.S. Curlew
1 Nov, 1922[10] – Nov, 1924[11]
Succeeded by
Henry D. Bridges
Preceded by
Arthur L. Snagge
Captain of H.M.S. Castor
15 Aug, 1927[12] – 18 Oct, 1927[13]
Succeeded by
Alban T. B. Curteis
Preceded by
Ernest W. Leir
Captain of H.M.S. Spenser
18 Oct, 1927[14] – 16 Dec, 1927[15]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Roy N. Suter
Captain of H.M.S. Calliope
16 Dec, 1927[16] – 26 Sep, 1928[17]
Succeeded by
Arthur F. Pridham
Preceded by
John F. B. Barrett
Captain of H.M.S. Cleopatra
? – Jan, 1929[18]
Succeeded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Preceded by
Philip Hordern
Captain of H.M.S. Birmingham
31 Dec, 1928[19] – 15 Feb, 1929[20]
Succeeded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Preceded by
Edward R. G. R. Evans
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Royal Australian Navy Squadron
Commodore Commanding, H.M. Australian Squadron
29 May, 1931[21]
Succeeded by
Wilbraham T. R. Ford
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Royal Australian Navy Squadron
Preceded by
Lionel C. P. Tudway
Captain of H.M.S. St. Vincent
8 Apr, 1942[22] – 4 Dec, 1945[23]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence" The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 16, 1897; pg. 7; Issue 35388.
  3. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  4. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  5. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  6. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  7. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  8. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  9. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  10. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  11. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  12. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  13. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  14. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  15. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  16. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  17. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  18. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  19. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 219.
  20. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 293.
  22. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  23. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.