Leopold Arthur Bernays

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Acting Commander (emergency) Leopold Arthur Bernays, (13 July, 1883 – 21 August, 1917) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bernays was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1905. Also that year, he received a Testimonial on vellum from the Royal Humane Society for assisting to save a seaman from drowning.

He resigned his commission on 16 February, 1906.

Bernays was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1913.

On 13 August 1914, he was retained by the Navy Office in Ottawa for duty. Later that year, he swept mines off Scarborough. He continued to serve in minesweeping roles until he was appointed to command the Template:UK-Q8 on 22 January, 1917, serving in the rank of acting Commander. The converted collier was renamed H.M.S. Vala on 1 May before being sunk west of France by UB 54, killing Bernays.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
The Hon. Arthur Stopford
Captain of H.M. T.B. 65
21 Jul, 1903[1]
Succeeded by
Howard V. P. Weston


  1. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.