Edmund Alain Tremeur de Poher de la Poer

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Edmond Alain Tremeur de Poher de la Poer (30 April, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

De la Poer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1905.[1]

De la Poer was appointed in command of the destroyer Lightning on 8 March, 1910.

De la Poer was appointed in command of the destroyer Ouse on 17 April, 1912. In May, Captain Henderson noted that de la Poer was "Energetic keen & somewhat impetuous".

De la Poer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1913.[2]

Great War

Though he had been in command of series of torpedo boats and destroyers since 1910, de la Poer was appointed to the battleship Monarch on 19 January, 1914 immediately after Edward George Lowther-Crofton evaluated him as "too casual ability to handle ship. Shd do better on larger ship." On 9 June, 1914, Lieutenant-Commander de la Poer married Marguerite Kathleen Gerard Walmesley at Brompton Oratory.[3]

De la Poer's time in Monarch finally ended when he was appointed additional to President on 31 November, 1917 "for S.C.S. 7" and for command of the convoy sloop Chrysanthemum on commissioning, which appears to have happened at the end of the year.[4]

Post-War

De la Poer was relieved in command of Chrysanthemum on 4 October, 1919 and appointed to Hermione, additional, for command of minesweepers.[5]

De la Poer was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 May, 1924 with the rank of Commander.[6]

In 1936, he changed his name by Deed Poll to Edmund Alain Tremeur de Poher Monsell.[7]

In August 1939, Commander Monsell rejoined the Royal Navy and was appointed to flagship at Chatham Pembroke for "NCS Duties Thames". On 4 November, 1940 he was appointed as N.C.S.O. Londonderry. On 18 May, 1943 he was appointed to the Pembroke again as additional for "N.T.J.", beginning these duties on 1 June, 1943. A further appointment to the Mentor for duties as R.N.O. Stornoway was cancelled on 24 July. Monsell returned to the Retired List on 1 September, 1943, having been discharged on 24 August.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard M. King
Captain of H.M. T.B. 108
22 Oct, 1906[9][10] – 27 Oct, 1908[11]
Succeeded by
Christopher J. F. Eddis
Preceded by
Robert H. Ames
Captain of H.M.S. Lightning
8 Mar, 1910[12][13] – 15 Aug, 1910[14]
Succeeded by
Edmond A. B. Stanley
Preceded by
Edwin A. Homan
Captain of H.M. T.B. 26
15 Aug, 1910[15][16] – 25 Mar, 1911[17]
Succeeded by
Julian Harrison
Preceded by
Cyril Callaghan
Captain of H.M.S. Racehorse
25 Mar, 1911[18] – Nov, 1911[19]
Succeeded by
Edward P. U. Pender
Preceded by
Arthur W. Benson
Captain of H.M.S. Ness
Nov, 1911[20][21] – 5 Dec, 1912[22]
Succeeded by
George O. Hewett
Preceded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Ouse
5 Dec, 1912[23] – 3 Jan, 1914[24]
Succeeded by
Cyril P. Franklin
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Chrysanthemum
1 Dec, 1917[25] – 4 Oct, 1919[26]
Succeeded by
Frederic G. Schurr

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 121.
  2. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 352-8.
  3. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  4. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  5. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  6. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  7. Monsell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143., f. 274.
  8. Monsell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143., f. 274.
  9. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 401.
  11. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  12. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 340.
  14. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  15. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401.
  17. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  18. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  19. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  20. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  21. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 349.
  22. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  23. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  24. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  25. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  26. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.