Robert Harman Llewelyn

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Commander Robert Harman Llewelyn (3 June, 1884 – 31 May, 1916) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Sir Robert Llewelyn, K.M.C.G. was born in Campbeltown.

Llewelyn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1904.[1]

He was loaned to command the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 34 in the summer, though it is possible that the service record may be indicating a T.B. 54 or 84.[2]

Llewelyn passed the best examination in practical Gunnery when qualifying for Gunnery Lieutenant in April, 1907 and was awarded the Commander Egerton Prize for that year.

He was appointed gunnery officer in Prince George on 29 July, 1909 and stayed in her through 1 August, 1910 when he was appointed to Hindustan as gunnery officer. He left her on 2 April, 1912 to requalify in gunnery at Excellent.[3]

Llewelyn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 January, 1912.[4] An appointment as gunnery officer in St. Vincent ran from 28 May, 1912 to 22 February, 1913. Some time in Victory for a War Staff Course and in King Edward VII for intelligence work on the Staff of the Rear-Admiral was followed by a fateful appointment to Queen Mary on 19 December, 1913.[5]

Llewelyn was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915 and reappointed in Queen Mary as gunnery officer, where her excellent performance distinguished him.[6]

LLewelyn was killed when Queen Mary was lost in the Battle of Jutland.[7] In 1917, his family presented £400 to be held in trust by the Admiralty to fund a prize in his name for the best men qualifying for Gunner's Mate at H.M.S. Excellent.

See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Colin S. Inglis
Captain of H.M. T.B. 34
14 Jul, 1904[8]
Succeeded by
James H. Chapman

Footnotes

  1. Llewelyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 32.
  2. Llewelyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 32.
  3. Llewelyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 32.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1915). p. 64b.
  5. Llewelyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 32.
  6. Llewelyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 32.
  7. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 205.
  8. Llewelyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 32.