Alexander Riall Wadham Woods

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Vice-Admiral REV. Alexander Riall Wadham Woods, D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (19 October, 1880 – 1 November, 1954) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On the occasion of the resignation of Admiral Sir Francis C. B. Bridgeman as First Sea Lord, Woods was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 9 December, 1912.[1]

Flag Commander on Iron Duke at the Battle of Jutland.

On 15 September he was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) for his services at Jutland.[2]

He was appointed as captain of the third class protected cruiser Topaze on 22 August, 1916, remaining with her through the end of the war.[3]

In September 1924, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Concord.[4]


  1. The London Gazette: no. 28673. p. 9696. 20 December, 1912.
  2. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29751. p. 9071. 15 September, 1916.
  3. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 921.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.


  • "Rev A. R. W. Woods" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 2 November, 1954. Issue 53078, col F, p. 6.

Service Records

Naval Appointments