Leslie Haliburton Ashmore

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Vice-Admiral Leslie Haliburton Ashmore, C.B., D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (21 February, 1893 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Ashmore was promoted to the rank of Acting Sub-Lieutenant on 15 January, 1913.[1]

Ashmore was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 November, 1915.[2]

Post-War

Ashmore was appointed in command of the submarine L 17 on 20 November, 1920.[3]

Ashmore was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 November, 1923.[4]

Ashmore was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1928.[5]

After being superseded in Wallflower, Ashmore took a Staff course and then on 3 January, 1933 was appointed to work inside the Admiralty in the Second Sea Lord's office vice Hamilton.[6]

On 7 April, 1938, he was appointed to the Kent, to direct her trials and to take command upon her commissioning, as Flag Captain to the Commander in Chief, China, vice Leach.[7]

World War II

Ashmore was superseded in Kent on 12 September, 1939, and traveled back to England for an an appointment on the Staff of Vice-Admiral, Dover.[8]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Valiant in May, 1942.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Malaya in October, 1943.

Ashmore was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 January, 1944.[9]

Ashmore retired on 20 November, 1947 and was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 13 July, 1948. He was granted permission to proceed to France in 1949.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Colin G. MacArthur
Captain of H.M.S. V 3
27 Feb, 1918[11] – 10 Sep, 1918[12]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Henry G. Higgins
Captain of H.M.S. E 46
10 Sep, 1918[13] – 10 Apr, 1919[14]
Succeeded by
Charles E. A. W. Cox
Preceded by
Gerald E. Colpoys
Captain of H.M.S. L 17
20 Nov, 1920[15][16]
Succeeded by
Theodore F. A. Voysey
Preceded by
Maurice W. Bailward
Captain of H.M.S. L 52
c. 1921[17] – 7 Jan, 1922[18]
Succeeded by
Andrew L. Besant
Preceded by
Geoffrey B. Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Wallflower
1 Jul, 1929[19]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Cecil R. E. W. Perryman
Captain of H.M.S. Cyclamen
1 Mar, 1931[20] – 12 Aug, 1931[21]
Succeeded by
Arthur M. Peters
Preceded by
Frederick C. Bradley
Naval Assistant to Admiral Commanding Reserves
29 Dec, 1936 – 7 Apr, 1938
Succeeded by
Humphrey B. Jacomb
Preceded by
Ion B. B. Tower
Captain of H.M.S. Kent
7 Apr, 1938[22] – 12 Sep, 1939[23]
Succeeded by
Douglas Young-Jamieson
Preceded by
Claud B. Barry
Captain of H.M.S. Valiant
7 May, 1942[24] – Oct, 1943[25]
Succeeded by
George E. M. O'Donnell
Preceded by
George E. M. O'Donnell
Captain of H.M.S. Malaya
18 Oct, 1943 – c. 1 Dec, 1943[Inference]
Succeeded by
Clive D. Arbuthnot
Preceded by
Charles F. Harris
Vice-Admiral Commanding, Reserve Fleet
3 Sep, 1945[26] – 20 Nov, 1947[27]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Harris

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 3.
  2. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  4. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  5. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  6. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  7. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  8. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  9. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  10. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  11. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  12. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  13. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  14. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  16. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  17. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  18. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  19. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 229.
  21. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  22. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  23. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  24. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  25. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  26. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  27. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.