Alexander Percy Davidson

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Vice-Admiral Alexander Percy Davidson, D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (30 March, 1868 – 11 February, 1930) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Davidson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1891.[1]

On the occasion of the coronation of King George V Davidson was promoted to the rank of Captain dated 22 June, 1911.[2]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Cornwallis on 1 June, 1914.[3]

Great War

He was appointed to command the battleship Duncan on 6 August, 1914.[4]

He was again appointed command of Cornwallis on 21 January, 1915,[5] following a brief tenure under Charles E. Le Mesurier since September.[6]

On 1 June, 1918, Davidson was appointed in charge of the Dockyard and Naval Establishments at Dover.[7]

Post-War

He was appointed command of Thunderer on 1 June, 1920.[8]

Davidson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 27 September, 1921 and was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 28 September. He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 25 October, 1926.[9]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 26188. p. 4070. 31 July, 1891.
  2. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4596. 19 June, 1911.
  3. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 30 May, 1914. Issue 40537, col A, pg. 4.
  4. Navy List (December, 1914). p. 308.
  5. Navy List (October, 1915). p. 393e.
  6. Navy List (December, 1914). p. 298.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (November, 1918). p. 3.
  8. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 18 May, 1920. Issue 42413, col F, pg. 16.
  9. London Gazette: no. 33221. p. 7406. 16 November, 1926.

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral A. P. Davidson" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 12 February, 1930. Issue 45435, col E, pg. 16.

Service Record

Naval Appointments