Arthur Leslie Gresson

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Captain Arthur Leslie Gresson, R.N., Retired (17 May, 1879 – 1 June, 1931) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Retired Major William Henry Gresson was born in Kensington.

Gresson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1901.

Gresson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1913.

Gresson was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Lancaster on 17 August, 1918.[1]

Post-War

On 9 July, 1920, Gresson was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Lion.[2]

Gresson was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit with the rank of Captain on 1 April, 1926.

Gresson died of cancer.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James C. S. Hughes
Captain of H.M.S. Fame
1 Nov, 1906[3] – 26 Feb, 1909
Succeeded by
Charles E. Lloyd Thomas
Preceded by
Philip Streatfeild
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Impregnable
8 Sep, 1915 – 10 Feb, 1916
Succeeded by
Philip J. Stopford
Preceded by
Hugh P. Buckle
Captain of H.M.S. Orbita
7 Mar, 1918 – 3 May, 1918
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Philip H. Colomb
Captain of H.M.S. Lancaster
May, 1918 – Aug, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Ernest G. Barton
Captain of H.M.S. Ganges
15 Aug, 1919[4] – 7 Mar, 1920
Succeeded by
Francis H. W. Goolden
Preceded by
Isham W. Gibson
Captain of H.M.S. Lion
9 Jul, 1920[5] – 6 Dec, 1921
Succeeded by
Reginald St. P. Parry

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 827.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 802.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 313-15.
  4. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 798.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 802.