Malcolm Lennon Goldsmith

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Malcolm Lennon Goldsmith, K.B.E., D.S.O. (22 August, 1880 – 8 October, 1955) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Goldsmith was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1902.[1]

Goldsmith, alongside several other Lieutenants, was temporarily appointed additional to the armoured cruiser Sutlej for duty with a Record Party under the auspices of the Inspector of Target Practice, on 3 August, 1910.[2]

Goldsmith was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1910.[3] Goldsmith was appointed to the battleship Triumph when she recommissioned on 12 January, 1911.[4]

Goldsmith was appointed in command of the destroyer Vixen on 15 June, 1912.[5]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Laertes on 16 October, 1913.[6]

Goldsmith was promoted to the rank of Commander on 21 October, 1914.[7]

Goldsmith commanded the destroyer Lydiard at the Battle of Jutland.[8]

After being discharged from command of Shakespeare on 8 June, 1918, Goldsmith was appointed to Arrogant additional for duty with Commodore, Dunkirk. On 21 August, he'd be appointed to bring flotilla leader Montrose into commission and to command her.[9]

On 21 August, 1918, Goldsmith was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Montrose.[10]

Post-War

Goldsmith was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1919.[11]

He was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Abdiel on 8 August, 1920.[12]

Goldsmith was appointed in command of the light cruiser Conquest in March, 1921, and of the light cruiser Cambrian in August, 1922.

Goldsmith was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 7 October, 1931 and placed on the Retired List the following day.[13]

Goldsmith was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 2 January, 1936.[14]

World War II

On 4 September, 1939, he was activated and appointed to Cormorant as Commodore, Second Class, R.N.R., for Convoys. At the end of October, he was shifted to Eaglet II for the Liverpool Convoy Pool.[15]

He was gazetted and mentioned in despatches for "outstanding devotion to duty during three years arduous service as Cdre of Ocean Convoys" on 1 January, 1943. On 26 December, 1953, he was admitted to hospital in Malta for pneumonia.[16]

See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry de B. Tupper
Captain of H.M.S. Vixen
15 Jun, 1912[17][18] – 15 Jul, 1913[19]
Succeeded by
Ernest H. B. Williams
Preceded by
Charles E. H. White
Captain of H.M.S. Earnest
15 Jul, 1913[20] – 15 Aug, 1913[21]
Succeeded by
Frank Powell
Preceded by
Frank Powell
Captain of H.M.S. Vigilant
15 Aug, 1913[22] – 25 Aug, 1913[23]
Succeeded by
Henry M. Fothergill
Preceded by
Claude B. Evans
Captain of H.M.S. Nith
6 Sep, 1913[24] – 14 Oct, 1913[25]
Succeeded by
Kenneth C. Helyar
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Laertes
16 Oct, 1913[26][27] – 10 May, 1916[28]
Succeeded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith
Preceded by
Ian C. S. Hilton
Captain of H.M.S. Lydiard
10 May, 1916[29] – 7 Jul, 1916[30]
Succeeded by
Cecil R. E. W. Perryman
Preceded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith
Captain of H.M.S. Laertes
7 Jul, 1916[31][32] – 25 Jan, 1917[33]
Succeeded by
Francis A. Clutterbuck
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Redgauntlet
25 Jan, 1917[34][35] – Jan, 1918[36]
Succeeded by
Aubrey T. Tillard
Preceded by
Robert A. Hornell
Captain of H.M.S. Nimrod
Jan, 1918[37] – 11 Mar, 1918[38]
Succeeded by
Hugh U. Fletcher
Preceded by
Francis A. W. Buller
Captain of H.M.S. Shakespeare
27 Mar, 1918[39] – 8 Jun, 1918[40]
Succeeded by
Fischer B. Watson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Montrose
21 Aug, 1918[41][42] – 4 Jul, 1919[43]
Succeeded by
Lewis G. E. Crabbe
Preceded by
Hugh T. Prichard
Captain of H.M.S. Abdiel
8 Aug, 1920[44][45] – 5 Mar, 1921[46]
Succeeded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith
Preceded by
Stewart M. Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Conquest
5 Mar, 1921[47] – 22 Aug, 1921[48]
Succeeded by
Frederick V. Williamson
Preceded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith
Captain of H.M.S. Abdiel
28 Aug, 1921[49] – 15 Apr, 1922[50]
Succeeded by
Arthur M. Lecky
Preceded by
James D. D. Stewart
Captain of H.M.S. Cambrian
9 Aug, 1922[51]
Succeeded by
Frederic A. H. Russel
Preceded by
George W. McO. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Woolwich
26 Aug, 1924[52]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Frank G. Bramble
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
c. 7 Aug, 1926[53] – 26 Aug, 1926[54]
Succeeded by
George H. Knowles
Preceded by
Horace C. Watson
as Captain Attendant and King's Harbour Master, Malta
Captain of Dockyard, Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master, Malta
? – 8 Oct, 1928[55]
Succeeded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Preceded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Captain of H.M.S. Harebell
11 Jan, 1929[56] – 15 Jul, 1930[57]
Succeeded by
Benjamin W. Barrow
Preceded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Captain of Fishery Protection and Minesweeping Flotilla
11 Jan, 1929[58] – 15 Jul, 1930[59]
Succeeded by
Benjamin W. Barrow
Preceded by
Lionel V. Wells
Captain of H.M.S. Diomede
27 Aug, 1930[60] – 14 Oct, 1930[61]
Succeeded by
Martin J. C. de Meric

Footnotes

  1. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 30 July, 1910. Issue 39338, col D, p. 9.
  3. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 19 December, 1910. Issue 39459, col C, p. 8.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 394.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 344.
  7. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  8. Naval Operations. Volume III. p. 430.
  9. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 848.
  11. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 721.
  13. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  14. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  15. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  16. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 394.
  18. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  19. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  20. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  21. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  22. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  23. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  24. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  25. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  26. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395i.
  27. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  28. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  29. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  30. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  31. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395t.
  32. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  33. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  34. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397i.
  35. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  36. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  37. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  38. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  39. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  40. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  41. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 848.
  42. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  43. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  44. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 721.
  45. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  46. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  47. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  48. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  49. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  50. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  51. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 732.
  52. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  53. Inferred from Bramble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 234.
  54. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  55. Superseded that day. Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  56. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  57. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  58. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  59. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  60. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  61. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.