Arthur Swinfen Durance George

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Commander (retired) Arthur Swinfen Durance George (4 August, 1884 – 10 November, 1940) was an officer in the Royal Navy. One Service Record has him as "Swynfen", but the Navy List and other Service Record have it with an "i".

Life & Career

George was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1906.

George was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1914.

George was appointed in command of the destroyer Saracen in August, 1914.[1]

George was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1919.

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 4 August, 1922.

World War II

Called up, but with gout in foot and in ill health. He died of bronchial issues in November 1940.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
F. Burges Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Saracen
Aug, 1914[2] – 13 Nov, 1914
Succeeded by
Arthur S. D. George
Preceded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Captain of H.M.S. Zulu
13 Nov, 1914 – 5 Dec, 1914
Succeeded by
John Brooke
Preceded by
Arthur S. D. George
Captain of H.M.S. Saracen
5 Dec, 1914
Succeeded by
Montague R. Bernard

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 379a.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 379a.