Sidney Robert Drury-Lowe

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Vice-Admiral Sidney Robert Drury-Lowe, C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (19 October, 1871 – 24 January, 1945) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 14 May, 1891. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 14 May, 1892.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 31 December, 1902.[2]

Though he was mentioned in despatches for services in Somaliland in 1903-4, a disturbance in the Portsmouth naval barracks resulted in a comment on 3 December, 1906 that, "Commander Sidney R. Drury-Lowe, as second-in-command of the barracks, has failed in the performance of his duties as executive officer, and will be superseded."[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1909.[4]

Drury-Lowe was appointed in command of the light cruiser Chatham on 11 July, 1912.[5]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Zealandia on 14 September, 1916.[6]

He was appointed in temporary command of Princess Royal on 9 October, 1917,[7] handing command back over to Captain John D. Kelly less than 3 months later.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Superb on 2 February, 1918.[8]

Post-War

Drury-Lowe was appointed as President of the Committee of Fire Control Tables on 30 August, 1919. He stepped down on 10 December, 1920.[9]

Drury-Lowe was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 19 February, 1920, vice Caulfeild.[10] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the retired List on the Retired List on 12 August, 1925.[11]

Drury-Lowe died at St. Annes-on-Sea of heart failure on 24 January, 1945 aged seventy-three. He left a widow, Clare, of 103 Hamilton Terrace, London, N.W.8. He was cremated privately on 26 January.[12]

Bibliography

  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Friday, 26 January, 1945. Issue 50051, col A, pg. 1.
  • "Vice-Admiral S. R. Drury-Lowe" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 27 January, 1945. Issue 50052, col D, pg. 6.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alexander L. Duff
Captain of H.M. T.B. 74
21 Jul, 1892[13] – Aug, 1892[14]
Succeeded by
George B. Hartford
Preceded by
George P. W. Hope
Captain of H.M.S. Kite
19 Apr, 1900[15]c. 4 Jul, 1902[Inference]
Succeeded by
Hubert Lynes
Preceded by
William D. Church
Captain of H.M.S. Diadem
24 Jun, 1910[16] – before 30 Jul, 1910[17]
Succeeded by
George C. Hardy
Preceded by
Thomas D. Pratt
Captain of H.M.S. Spartiate
4 Apr, 1912[18] – 11 Jul, 1912[19]
Succeeded by
Alldin U. Moore
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Chatham
11 Jul, 1912[20] – 29 Mar, 1916[21]
Succeeded by
Arthur Bromley
Preceded by
Richard M. Harbord
Captain of H.M.S. Zealandia
14 Sep, 1916[22]
Succeeded by
Ernest G. H. Du Boulay
Preceded by
John D. Kelly
Captain of H.M.S. Princess Royal
9 Oct, 1917[23][24] – 30 Dec, 1917[25]
Succeeded by
John D. Kelly
Preceded by
E. Hyde Parker
Captain of H.M.S. Superb
2 Jan, 1918[26] – 3 Apr, 1918[27]
Succeeded by
Stephen H. Radcliffe
Preceded by
George H. Borrett
Captain of H.M.S. Monarch
7 Apr, 1918[28] – 30 Aug, 1919[29]
Succeeded by
George B. Powell
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26356. p. 7551. 23 December, 1892.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 4. 2 January, 1903.
  3. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 114/214.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 28263. p. 4857. 25 June, 1909.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 293.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 399k-l.
  7. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  8. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  9. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 197.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 31802. p. 2463. 2 March, 1920.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 33077. p. 5563. 21 August, 1925.
  12. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Friday, 26 January, 1945. Issue 50051, col A, p. 1.
  13. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  14. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  15. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 274.
  16. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  17. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  18. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  19. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392s.
  21. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  22. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 399i.
  23. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  24. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397d.
  25. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  26. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  27. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 847.
  29. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.