Edward Chicheley Thornton

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Captain Edward Chicheley Thornton, D.S.C., R.N., (19 September, 1889 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Thornton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1912.[1]

Thornton was appointed to Grasshopper as first lieutenant on 28 March, 1914.[2]

Great War

On 22 October, 1915, Thornton was appointed from Grasshopper to Marksman, to assume gunnery duties upon her commissioning.[3]

Thornton was appointed in command of the destroyer Romola on 28 January, 1918.[4]

Post-War

Thornton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1920.[5]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Raider on 23 July, 1920.[6]

Thornton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1925.[7]

On 1 September, 1932, Thornton was appointed to oversee the completion of the new flotilla leader Duncan, and to take command upon her commissioning. In April, 1933, he took the new ship down to Malta, where he was superseded.[8]

Thornton was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1933.[9]

On 2 April, 1936 he was appointed in command of the sloop Milford.[10]

In February, 1938 he was appointed in command of the destroyer tender Woolwich.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles M. Blackman
Captain of H.M.S. Derwent
10 Jul, 1916[11][12] – 2 May, 1917[13]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Maxwell N. Williamson-Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Lucifer
12 Jul, 1917[14][15] – 28 Jan, 1918[16]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. Carn-Duff
Preceded by
David B. Nicol
Captain of H.M.S. Romola
28 Jan, 1918[17][18] – 26 Mar, 1919[19]
Succeeded by
Percy R. P. Percival
Preceded by
Humphrey E. Archer
Captain of H.M.S. Raider
23 Jul, 1920[20][21] – 10 Apr, 1921[22]
Succeeded by
John W. Durnford
Preceded by
Robert E. M. Harris
Captain of H.M.S. Vancouver
20 Apr, 1921[23] – 27 Jun, 1921[24][25]
Succeeded by
Henry D. C. Stanistreet
Preceded by
Henry D. C. Stanistreet
Captain of H.M.S. Vivacious
27 Jun, 1921[26] – 6 Jun, 1923[27]
Succeeded by
George H. Creswell
Preceded by
The Hon. Eric W. E. Fellowes
Captain of H.M.S. Forres
23 Jul, 1923[28][29] – 15 Aug, 1924[30]
Succeeded by
Joseph H. L. Yorke
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Carstairs
15 Aug, 1924[31][32] – 25 Nov, 1925[33]
Succeeded by
James A. P. Blackburn
Preceded by
Arthur V. Hemming
Captain of H.M.S. Vidette
5 Apr, 1928[34] – 21 Aug, 1928[35]
Succeeded by
Ralph B. Gossage
Preceded by
Ennis T. R. Chambers
Captain of H.M.S. Heather
1 Dec, 1928[36] – 16 Apr, 1930[37]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Dawson
Preceded by
Philip J. Mack
Captain of H.M.S. Wryneck
1 May, 1930[38] – May, 1932[39]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Duncan
1 Apr, 1932[40] – Apr, 1933[41]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Milford
2 Apr, 1936[42] – 4 Feb, 1938[43]
Succeeded by
Robert L. B. Cunliffe
Preceded by
Charles E. Lambe
Captain of H.M.S. Dunedin
28 Sep, 1940[44] – 15 Nov, 1940[45]
Succeeded by
Richard S. Lovatt
Preceded by
John W. Durnford
Captain of H.M.S. Suffolk
15 Nov, 1940[46] – 22 Feb, 1941[47]
Succeeded by
Robert M. Ellis

Footnotes

  1. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  2. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  3. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 897.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 368-70.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 851.
  7. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  8. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  9. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  10. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  11. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393n.
  13. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  14. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395h.
  16. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592. Inference being made that a date within is spurious.
  17. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 897.
  19. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  20. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 851.
  22. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  23. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 837.
  25. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 837.
  27. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  28. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 240.
  30. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 223.
  32. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  33. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  34. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  35. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  36. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  37. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  38. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  39. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  40. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  41. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  42. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  43. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  44. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  45. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  46. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  47. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.