Alfred Sinclair Chetwynd Bird

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Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. Alfred Sinclair Chetwynd Bird, R.D. (15 January, 1888 – ) was an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve.

He was sometimes listed as Alfred Sinclair Bird, as he adopted the additional name of Chetwynd only in 1917.

Life & Career

Bird was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant R.N.R. on 1 January, 1916.[1]

On 18 December, 1916 Bird left H.M.S. Excellent to take up a one month appointment as gunnery officer in Swift, where he also took up the role of executive officer.

Bird was appointed in command of the destroyer Vigilant on 5 February, 1917.[2]

Post-War

Demobilised 16 January, 1919.

Bird was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. on 1 January, 1924.[3]

Placed on Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander R.N.R. on 16 June 1931.[4]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William D. Hill
Captain of H.M. T.B. 025
22 May, 1915[5][6] – 21 Apr, 1916[7]
Succeeded by
Herbert K. Case
Preceded by
Conyngham C. Dennison
Captain of H.M.S. Angler
20 Apr, 1916[8][9] – 4 Dec, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Frank A. Bond
Preceded by
Robert G. Cross
Captain of H.M.S. Vigilant
5 Feb, 1917[11][12] – 30 Oct, 1917[13]
Succeeded by
Arthur Beswick

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 1176.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 935.
  3. Bird Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/163. f. 163.
  4. Bird Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/163. f. 163.
  5. Bird Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/163. f. 163.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401a.
  7. Bird Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/163. f. 163.
  8. Bird Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/163. f. 163.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392c.
  10. Bird Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/163. f. 163.
  11. Bird Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/163. f. 163.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 935.
  13. Bird Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/163. f. 163.