Alfred Headley Norman

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Alfred Headley Norman, R.N. (27 August, 1881 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Chatham, the son of solicitor Alfred Reynolds Norman would gain eight months' time on passing out of Britannia in July of 1897..

Norman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 June, 1903.

Norman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 June, 1911.

Norman was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1914.

Post-War

Norman was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1919.

Norman was appointed in command of the light cruiser Coventry on 1 May, 1920.[1]

Appointed in command of H.M.S. Burham from 1 March 1928 until being appointed in command of the battleship Valiant on 1 September, 1928.

Norman was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 6 October, 1931 and was placed on the Retired List the following day. He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 2 January, 1936.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William R. Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Castor
1 May, 1920 – mid 1920[2]
Succeeded by
Leonard L. P. Willan
Preceded by
William R. Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Coventry
c. mid 1920[3] – 1 Jul, 1922
Succeeded by
Benjamin W. Barrow
Preceded by
Edward H. Moubray
Captain of Portsmouth Dockyard
15 Feb, 1923 – 9 Mar, 1925
Succeeded by
Reginald St. P. Parry
Preceded by
Arthur C. Strutt
Director of Navigation
30 Nov, 1925 – 30 Nov, 1927
Succeeded by
Oswald H. Dawson
Preceded by
John W. Carrington
Captain of H.M.S. Valiant
1 Sep, 1928 – 15 Apr, 1929
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Sommerville
Preceded by
Henry J. S. Brownrigg
Captain of H.M.S. Courageous
9 May, 1930 – 12 Aug, 1930
Succeeded by
Everard J. Hardman-Jones
Preceded by
Everard J. Hardman-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
12 Aug, 1930 – 14 Oct, 1931
Succeeded by
Clinton F. S. Danby

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 753.
  2. Service Record indicates "undated" transfer to Coventry.
  3. "undated" transfer from Castor.