Lionel Henry St. Croix Coxon

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Captain (retired) Lionel Henry St. Croix Coxon, R.N. (14 September, 1858 – 26 May, 1929) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

In July, 1871, Coxon was eighteenth-ranked of twenty candidates who passed the entrance examinations, but who were not amongst the thirty-five taken in. He was told he was welcome to try again in the coming November testing cycle.[1]

Coxon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 29 June, 1883.

Coxon was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1898.

Coxon was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 31 December, 1913.

Coxon altered his last name to "Cary" by Royal Warrant in 1917.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M. T.B. 27
7 Jul, 1887[2]
Succeeded by
Henry A. Lyall
Preceded by
Percy S. St. John
Captain of H.M.S. Cormorant
1 Oct, 1902[3] – Aug, 1904
Succeeded by
Hastings F. Shakespear


  1. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jul 04, 1871; pg. 12; Issue 27106.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  3. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 245.