Theodore Frederick Annesley Voysey

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Commander (retired) Theodore Frederick Annesley Voysey (8 June, 1894 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Voysey was born in Devon, the son of Reverend Annesley Montagu Voysey.

Voysey passed out of the training establishment on 15 January, 1912 and was appointed to the Orion the same day. He served in her until 3 December 1914 when he was appointed to Penelope, to join her upon commissioning. He'd leave her only on St. Valentine's Day, 1916 when he was appointed to Dolphin for a submarine course, the field in which his naval career would shine. On 1 April, he'd be appointed to Forth for service in submarines.[1]

Voysey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1916. On 21 September 1916, he was appointed to Dolphin for E 32, to take command upon her commissioning.[2]

On 25 May, 1918 Voysey was appointed to the Periscope Course. On 9 July, 1918, he was appointed in command of the rather elderly C 8.

Married Mildred Eleanor Hodgson on 23 September, 1919 in Mouball, Devon.

Voysey was appointed in command of submarines L 6 and L 12, of Group D in reserve at Portsmouth on 6 December, 1920.

Following this, he was appointed to H.M.S. Repulse on 30 May, 1921 and then H.M.S. Revenge on 4 August, 1922.

Voysey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 May, 1924.[3]

World War II

Voysey was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 8 June, 1939. He served his nation throughout World War II, however, in a variety of postings at Boscawen. In 1945 he ws awarded a certificate of service as Master by the Ministry of War Transport.[4]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. E 32
21 Sep, 1916[5] – 28 May, 1918[6]
Succeeded by
Paul L. Eddis
Preceded by
Dudley V. Peyton-Ward
Captain of H.M.S. C 8
9 Jul, 1918[7] – Sep, 1918[8]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Richard D. Sandford
Captain of H.M.S. C 30
Sep, 1918[9] – 9 Dec, 1918[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. H 33
2 Dec, 1918[11][12] – 6 Dec, 1920[13]
Succeeded by
Arthur E. Hodgson
Preceded by
Henry F. M. Peto
Captain of H.M.S. L 12
6 Dec, 1920[14][15] – 30 May, 1921[16]
Succeeded by
Thomas Parkinson
Preceded by
Cornelius O. Regnart
Captain of H.M.S. L 6
6 Dec, 1920[17][18] – 30 May, 1921[19]
Succeeded by
James A. P. Blackburn
Preceded by
John G. Sutton
Captain of H.M.S. H 47
25 Aug, 1923[20] – 5 Nov, 1923[21]
Succeeded by
Thomas M. Taylor
Preceded by
Charles H. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. L 18
5 Nov, 1923[22]
Succeeded by
Henry N. Lake
Preceded by
Edward A. Aylmer
Captain of H.M.S. L 14
5 Nov, 1923[23]
Succeeded by
Henry N. Lake
Preceded by
Leslie H. Ashmore
Captain of H.M.S. L 17
5 Nov, 1923[24]
Succeeded by
Henry N. Lake
Preceded by
Leveson G. B. A. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Redgauntlet
5 Jan, 1925[25][26] – 22 Jul, 1926[27]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles F. Stow
Captain of H.M.S. Salmon
22 Sep, 1926[28] – Mar, 1927[29]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Leslie T. Creery Hill
Captain of H.M.S. Westminster
Mar, 1927[30] – Apr, 1929[31]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Robert A. Cassidi
Captain of H.M.S. Wakeful
Apr, 1929[32] – 1 May, 1929[33]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Frederick L. Cavaye
Captain of H.M.S. Vansittart
1 May, 1929[34] – Mar, 1930[35]
Succeeded by
Thomas B. Drew
Preceded by
John E. Phayre
Captain of H.M.S. Whitshed
Mar, 1930[36] – 5 May, 1930[37]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Huntley
16 Feb, 1931[38] – 1933[39]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  2. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  3. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  4. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  5. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  6. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  7. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  8. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  9. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  10. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  11. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  12. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 782a.
  13. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  14. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 800.
  16. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  17. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 800.
  19. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  20. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  21. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 251.
  23. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 251.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 251.
  25. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 262.
  26. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  27. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  28. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  29. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  30. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  31. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  32. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  33. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  34. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  35. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  36. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  37. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  38. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  39. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.