Thomas Charles Alfred Blomefield

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Commander Thomas Charles Alfred Blomefield, R.N. (27 June, 1875 – 14 August, 1915) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Blomefield was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in April, 1897.[1]

In May, 1905, as Blomefield was ending his only-ever appointment in command of a ship whose name is not legible, the Rear Admiral (D) indicated that he did not feel Blomefield was suitable for destroyer command.[2]

Blomefield was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1910.[3]

After being superseded in the armoured cruiser Achilles where Captain Cay had noted Blomefield to be "a reliable officer", Blomefield was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Juno on 16 February, 1914, ceding command of the ship to Captain Arthur Kenneth Macrorie and remaining on board as the ship's commander around 1 August, 1914.

Great War

Blomefield would die of wounds sustained while on a shore party landed on the coast of Persia by Juno on the morning of 13 August, 1915,[4], leaving a widow he'd married on 27 June, 1904. Blomefield was buried at sea at 28 degrees 40" N. 50 degrees 50" E..[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward G. Lowther-Crofton
Captain of H.M.S. Juno
16 Feb, 1914[6][7] – Aug, 1914[Inference]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Macrorie

Footnotes

  1. Blomefield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/92. f. 102.
  2. Blomefield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/92. f. 102.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 8.
  4. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 133.
  5. Blomefield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/92. f. 102.
  6. Blomefield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/92. f. 102.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 333.