Wellwood George Courtenay Maxwell

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Rear-Admiral SIR Wellwood George Courtenay Maxwell, K.B.E., C.M.G., D.L. (11 August, 1882 – 9 July, 1965) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Maxwell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1905.[1]

Maxwell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1912.[2]

Maxwell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915.[3]

After nine and a half months in command of Harpy, Maxwell was appointed as commander in H.M.A.S. Australia on 12 July, 1917 and remained there through 28 August, 1918.[4]

Post-War

Maxwell was appointed in command of the monitor H.M.S. Lord Clive on 15 December, 1920.[5] On 2 February 1922, he became Maintenance Commander on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief at Rosyth.

Maxwell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1922.[6]

In February 1925, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Ceres.

Maxwell was made Captain of Valiant in early 1932.

Maxwell was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 31 May, 1934 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.[7]

World War II

Maxwell was mobilised on 26 September, 1938.[8]

He was appointed Naval Officer in Charge, Tyne on 26 September, 1938. On 5 October, he was appointed Flag Officer in Charge, Tyne and remained so until being superseded on 26 August, 1939. On 13 October, 1945 he was appointed District Shipyard Controller. He was superseded on 12 December.[9]

Maxwell reverted to the Retired List on 6 February, 1946.

Bibliography

  • "Rear-Admiral Sir Wellwood Maxwell" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 12 July, 1965. Issue 56371, col G, pg. 12.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Maurice B. R. Blackwood
Captain of H.M.S. Janus
Feb, 1912[10] – 21 Oct, 1912[11]
Succeeded by
Edye K. Boddam-Whetham
Preceded by
Bertie W. Bluett
Captain of H.M.S. Usk
21 Oct, 1912[12][13] – 16 Sep, 1915[14]
Succeeded by
Richard C. A. Littleton
Preceded by
Christopher P. Metcalfe
Captain of H.M.S. Wear
16 Sep, 1915[15] – 30 Sep, 1916[16]
Succeeded by
Julian H. Woodbridge
Preceded by
Hugh T. England
Captain of H.M.S. Harpy
30 Sep, 1916[17][18] – 12 Jul, 1917[19]
Succeeded by
Ernest L. Cardale
Preceded by
Reginald J. N. Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Lord Clive
15 Dec, 1920[20][21] – 30 Jan, 1921[22]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Cyril S. Townsend
Captain of Chatham Gunnery School
2 Jan, 1923[23] – 26 Feb, 1925[24]
Succeeded by
Charles W. Round-Turner
Preceded by
Nicholas E. Archdale
Captain of H.M.S. Ceres
26 Feb, 1925[25][26] – Apr, 1927[27]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. L. Murray
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. St. Vincent
1 Feb, 1928[28] – 3 May, 1930[29]
Succeeded by
Harold T. Baillie-Grohman
Preceded by
Charles A. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Valiant
12 Jan, 1932[30] – 24 Aug, 1933[31]
Succeeded by
Bertram C. Watson
 

Footnotes

  1. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  2. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  3. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  4. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 802.
  6. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  7. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  8. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  9. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  10. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  11. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398t.
  13. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  14. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  15. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  16. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395aa.
  18. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  19. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 802.
  21. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  22. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  23. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  24. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  25. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 224.
  26. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  27. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  28. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  29. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  30. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  31. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.