Edward McConnell Wyndham Lawrie

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Captain Edward McConnell Wyndham Lawrie, D.S.O. (11 February, 1882 – 29 June, 1933) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Lahore, India, son of a tea planter named W. G. Lawrie, Lawrie gained four months on passing out of Britannia on 15 January, 1899. Lawrie was first appointed to Anson in the Mediterranean and then to Goliath on the China Station on 27 March, 1900.[1]

Lawrie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1904, shortly after being invalided home in the P. & O. Somalia with an abscessed pelvis. He was finally fit again on 21 October.[2]

Lawrie was appointed in command of the destroyer Ruby on 25 January, 1912.[3]

Lawrie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1912.[4]

Great War

Lawrie commanded the destroyer Mandate when she operated with the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla at the Battle of Jutland.[5]

On 20 August 1916, he contracted influenza. Four days in Plymouth hospital made him fit again.[6]

Lawrie was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1916.[7]

On 14 March, 1917 he was hospitalised with bronchitis. He was again found fit on 26 March.[8]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Wrestler on 16 April, 1918.[9] He was informed that he should have been on deck when course was altered when Wrestler collided with the battleship Conqueror.[10]

Post-War

On 12 February, 1920, Lawrie was appointed in command of the destroyer Witherington.[11]

Lawrie was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1923.[12]

Lawrie was appointed in command of the light cruiser Comus in April, 1927.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Evelyn C. O. Thomson
Captain of H.M.S. Earnest
30 Aug, 1910[13][14] – Feb, 1912[15][Inference]
Succeeded by
Charles E. H. White
Preceded by
George H. Knowles
Captain of H.M.S. Ruby
25 Jan, 1912[16] – 3 Nov, 1915[17]
Succeeded by
Eric Q. Carter
Preceded by
Eric Q. Carter
Captain of H.M.S. Mandate
3 Nov, 1915[18][19] – 26 Oct, 1917[20]
Succeeded by
Arthur Henniker-Heaton
Preceded by
The Hon. Cyril A. Ward
Captain of H.M.S. Mischief
26 Oct, 1917[21] – 16 Apr, 1918[22]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Stuart
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Wrestler
16 Apr, 1918[23][24] – 12 Feb, 1920[25]
Succeeded by
Vernon Hammersley-Heenan
Preceded by
Richard M. King
Captain of H.M.S. Vidette
19 Jun, 1919[26]
Succeeded by
Harry A. D. Keate
Preceded by
Vernon Hammersley-Heenan
Captain of H.M.S. Witherington
12 Feb, 1920[27][28] – 3 Jan, 1922[29]
Succeeded by
Cecil H. H. Sams
Preceded by
Lewis G. E. Crabbe
Captain of H.M.S. Montrose
4 Feb, 1922[30] – Sep, 1922[31]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Edward B. S. Bingham
Preceded by
Eric Q. Carter
Captain of H.M.S. Shark
19 Sep, 1922[32][33] – Jul, 1923[34]
Succeeded by
Eric Q. Carter
Preceded by
Eric Q. Carter
Captain of H.M.S. Witherington
Jul, 1923[35] – Jan, 1924[36]
Succeeded by
Astley D. C. Cooper-Key
Preceded by
Charles E. Cundall
Captain of H.M.S. Nimrod
10 Jul, 1924[37] – 21 Aug, 1924[38]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Wilbraham T. R. Ford
Captain of H.M.S. Sandhurst
21 Aug, 1924[39][40] – Jun, 1926[41]
Succeeded by
Algernon R. Smithwick
Preceded by
G. Frederick B. Edward-Collins
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
30 Apr, 1927[42] – 25 Apr, 1928[43]
Succeeded by
Henry R. Sawbridge
Preceded by
Basil G. Washington
Captain of H.M.S. Flora
4 Apr, 1929[44]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur M. Lecky
Captain of H.M.S. Vindictive
1 Feb, 1932[45] – Jun, 1932[46]
Succeeded by
Henry J. Egerton
Preceded by
Arthur T. Walker
Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong
8 Jul, 1932[47] – 5 May, 1933[48]
Succeeded by
Hugh R. Marrack

Footnotes

  1. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  2. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 378.
  4. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  5. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 45.
  6. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  7. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  8. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 945a.
  10. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 901.
  12. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  13. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 306.
  15. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397s.
  17. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  18. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395m.
  20. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  21. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  22. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  23. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1920). p. 902-945.
  25. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  26. The Navy List. (November, 1920). p. 933.
  27. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  28. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 901.
  29. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  30. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  31. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  32. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  33. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 811.
  34. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  35. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  36. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  37. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  38. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  39. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 267.
  40. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  41. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  42. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  43. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  44. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  45. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  46. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  47. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  48. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.