Edward Douglas Wyndham Lawford

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Commander (retired) Edward Douglas Wyndham Lawford, D.S.O., R.N. (20 February, 1887 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Lawford apparently did not enter the navy via Britannia. His first appointment is noted as being in Archer from 1 October, 1912. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (supplementary) on 1 April, 1913 and made first officer in October 1913, staying with Archer until she reduced on 4 March, 1915.

Lawford was placed on the Retired List as unfit on 30 July, 1919. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 1 April, 1921.

Lawford was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 26 February, 1929.

World War II

Lawford received a D.S.O. for taking a convoy to Northern Russia in the face of relentless submarine and air attack.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Conyngham C. Dennison
Captain of H.M. T.B. 16
24 Jun, 1916[1] – 25 Jan, 1917
Succeeded by
Hugh S. Egerton
Preceded by
John A. P. Legh
Captain of H.M.S. Rother
25 Jan, 1917 – 26 Jun, 1917
Succeeded by
Ernest M. Hawkins
Preceded by
Harold O. Joyce
Captain of H.M.S. Contest
26 Jun, 1917 – 18 Jul, 1917
Succeeded by
Richard B. England
Preceded by
Cecil R. E. W. Perryman
Captain of H.M.S. Lydiard
18 Jul, 1917[2] – 10 Apr, 1918
Succeeded by
Torkel Lundholm
Preceded by
Francis E. H. G. Hobart
Captain of H.M.S. Ulster
10 Apr, 1918 – 5 Oct, 1918
Succeeded by
John A. P. Legh
Preceded by
Walter O. H. Lambert
Captain of H.M.S. Pasley
25 Mar, 1919[3] – 2 Sep, 1919
Succeeded by
Harold P. Keeley

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 400.
  2. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395i.
  3. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 861.