Cosmo Moray Graham

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Rear-Admiral Cosmo Moray Graham, C.B. (13 February, 1887 – 5 November, 1946) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Graham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1909.[1]

Great War

Graham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1917.[2]

Graham was appointed in command of the destroyer Stag on 3 February, 1914.[3]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Springbok on 11 April, 1917.[4]

On 27 September, 1919, Graham was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Valhalla.[5]

Graham was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1923.[6]

In mid-September 1924, Graham was lent to the Royal Air Force for a course in "Air Matters." This was followed by some unpaid time and then he was appointed to Furious as executive officer, vice Makeig-Jones.[7]

Graham was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1930.[8]

In mid-June, 1933, Graham was loaned to the New Zealand Government for three years. Upon his return, he was appointed to President, additional, as Deputy D.N.A.D. vice Harris.[9]

World War II

On 24 February, 1939, Graham was appointed as Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf vice Allan Poland. Presently, he was also placed in command of H.M.S. Shoreham.[10]

Graham was promoted to the rank of Commodore, Second Class on 31 October, 1940.[11]

Graham was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 January, 1941. He continued in his role in the Persian Gulf until being appointed to Lanka as Commodore Commanding, Burma Coast on 14 February, 1942. Later in 1942, after the fall of Burma to the Japanese, Graham returned to the U.K. to be Flag Officer in Charge, Humber in succession to R. V. Holt.[12]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John I. Hallett
Captain of H.M. T.B. 36
1 Jul, 1913[13][14] – Feb, 1914[15]
Succeeded by
Charles R. Peploe
Preceded by
Arthur G. Tippet
Captain of H.M.S. Stag
3 Feb, 1914[16][17] – 16 Nov, 1915[18]
Succeeded by
Robert L. Alexander
Preceded by
Gerald L. Parnell
Captain of H.M.S. Swale
23 Nov, 1915[19] – 2 Jun, 1916[20]
Succeeded by
Conyngham C. Denison
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Partridge
Jun, 1916[21] – Jun, 1916[22]
Succeeded by
Reginald H. Ransome
Preceded by
Robert Makin
Captain of H.M.S. Victor
late Jun, 1916[23][24] – 24 Mar, 1917[25]
Succeeded by
Brian C. Gourley
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Springbok
11 Apr, 1917[26][27] – 1 Oct, 1919[28]
Succeeded by
Ralph Kerr
Preceded by
Reginald T. Amedroz
Captain of H.M.S. Valhalla
27 Sep, 1919[29][30] – 4 May, 1921[31]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Preceded by
George H. Knowles
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
4 May, 1921[32] – May, 1921[33]
Succeeded by
Richard B. England
Preceded by
Charlie F. Bush
Captain of H.M.S. Vansittart
14 Jul, 1921[34] – Jul, 1923[35]
Succeeded by
Edmund F. FitzGerald
Preceded by
Harold G. C. Franklin
Captain of H.M.S. Curacoa
13 Mar, 1931[36][37] – 12 Mar, 1932[38]
Succeeded by
Henry B. Rawlings
Preceded by
Fischer B. Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Diomede
Aug, 1933[39] – 1936[40]
Succeeded by
John W. Farquhar
Preceded by
?
Deputy Director of the Naval Air Division
Jul, 1936 – Jan, 1937
Succeeded by
Reginald Henry Portal
Preceded by
Charles F. Harris
Director of the Naval Air Division
Jan, 1937 – Feb, 1939
Succeeded by
Charles A. A. Larcom
Preceded by
George H. Faulkner
Captain of H.M.S. Shoreham
24 Feb, 1939[41]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Allan Poland
Senior Officer, Persian Gulf
24 Feb, 1939[42] – 14 Feb, 1942
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  2. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 382.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 911.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 879.
  6. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  7. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  8. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  9. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  10. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  11. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  12. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  13. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  14. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 400.
  15. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  16. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398d-k.
  18. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  19. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  20. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  21. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  22. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  23. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  24. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398y.
  25. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  26. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  27. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 910.
  28. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  29. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  30. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 879.
  31. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  32. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  33. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  34. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 827.
  35. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  36. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 228.
  37. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  38. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  39. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  40. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  41. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 240.
  42. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 240.