Roger Mowbray Bellairs

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Rear-Admiral Roger Mowbray Bellairs, C.B., C.M.G., Royal Navy (9 August, 1884 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bellairs was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1904.[1]

He was married on 19 July, 1909 to Veronica B. Warvell.[2]

Bellairs was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 May, 1912.[3]

Bellairs was appointed to Iron Duke in August, 1913 to serve as her torpedo officer and serving on Jellicoe's staff for War Staff duties.

Bellairs was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915.[4]

He fought in Iron Duke at the Battle of Jutland and remained in her until being transferred to the Queen Elizabeth on 16 February, 1917, remaining there until 1919, still offering support for his new Commander in Chief's War Staff.[5]

Post-War

Bellairs was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1920.[6]

Bellairs was appointed in command of the cruiser Effingham in October, 1925.

Bellairs was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 19 October, 1932 and placed on the Retired List the following day in accordance with Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hamnet H. Share
Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord
5 Nov, 1919[8] – late 1925[9]
Succeeded by
Herbert Fitzherbert
Preceded by
Noel F. Laurence
Captain of H.M.S. Effingham
5 Oct, 1925[10] – 1927[11]
Succeeded by
Patrick Macnamara
Preceded by
Wilfrid A. Egerton
Director of Plans
23 Jan, 1928[12][13] – 15 Dec, 1930[14]
Succeeded by
John H. D. Cunningham
Preceded by
Andrew B. Cunningham
Captain of H.M.S. Rodney
16 Dec, 1930[15]c. Apr, 1932[16]
Succeeded by
John C. Tovey

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 6.
  2. His wife's maiden name is not 100% clear. Bellairs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  3. Bellairs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  4. Bellairs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  5. Bellairs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  6. Bellairs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  7. Bellairs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  8. Bellairs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  9. Bellairs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  10. Bellairs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  11. Bellairs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  12. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 124.
  13. Bellairs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  14. Bellairs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  15. Bellairs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  16. Superseded that month. Tovey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 131.