Charles Lawrence Cutsforth

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Commander R.N.R. Charles Lawrence Cutsforth, R.D. (20 June, 1890 – 18 April, 1933) was an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Life & Career

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

Cutsforth was appointed in command of the destroyer Desperate on 3 April, 1918.[2]

Post-War

Demobilised on 5 April, 1919.

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

In April, 1932, Cutsforth served for just two weeks in H.M.S. Witch on the China Station. Commander Lawrence Frederick Nelson Ommanney offered him a special recommendation for promotion, which Captain (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla Robert Lindsay Burnett echoed. Accordingly, Cutsforth was promoted to the rank of Commander R.N.R. on 31 December, 1932.[4]

Cutsforth died in 1933 at the General Hospital at Johor, Bahru (or possibly in Basra... hard to read).

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James Hill
Captain of H.M. T.B. 026
15 Jun, 1915[5] – 22 Jul, 1916[6]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. Woodward
Preceded by
Kingsley G. Howe
Captain of H.M. T.B. 110
22 Jul, 1916[7] – 31 Mar, 1918[8]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Samuel Mallin
Captain of H.M.S. Desperate
3 Apr, 1918[9][10] – 25 Feb, 1919[11]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Cutsforth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/60/106. f. 106.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 775.
  3. Cutsforth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/60/106. f. 106.
  4. Cutsforth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/60/106. f. 106.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401a.
  6. Cutsforth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/60/106. f. 106.
  7. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399u.
  8. Cutsforth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/60/106. f. 106.
  9. Cutsforth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/60/106. f. 106.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 775.
  11. Cutsforth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/60/106. f. 106.