Edye Kington Boddam-Whetham

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Captain Edye Kington Boddam-Whetham, D.S.O. (4 February, 1887 – 27 March, 1944) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Bakewell, Derby the son of a landowner.[1]

Boddam-Whetham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1908.[2]

Boddam-Whetham was appointed in command of the destroyer Janus on 21 October, 1912.[3]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Virago on 20 February, 1913.[4]

Great War

Boddam-Whetham was appointed in command of the destroyer Locust on 25 June, 1914.[5]

Boddam-Whetham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1916.[6]

Boddam-Whetham was appointed in command of the destroyer Swallow on 1 September, 1918.[7]

Post-War

Boddam-Whetham was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1920.[8]

He was appointed to Cygnet, additional to become Captain (D), Second Destroyer Flotilla on 26 May, 1932. On 7 June, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Kempenfelt to continue as Captain (D) of 2 D.F..[9]

Boddam-Whetham was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1928 and retired on 2 August, 1939.[10]

World War II

Boddam-Whetham fell ill with smallpox on 13 March, 1944 and was landed at Gibraltar. He seemed better on the 20th, but by the 24th he was paralyzed. Boddam-Whetham succumbed on the 27th of March at age 57.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Wellwood G. C. Maxwell
Captain of H.M.S. Janus
21 Oct, 1912[12] – 20 Feb, 1913[Inference]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Francis G. Brickenden
Captain of H.M.S. Handy
21 Oct, 1912[13] – 20 Feb, 1913[14]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Harold D. Adair-Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Virago
20 Feb, 1913[15][16] – 1913[17]
Succeeded by
Harold F. B. Handley
Preceded by
Richard W. U. Bayly
Captain of H.M.S. Kennet
1913[18] – 15 Jan, 1914[19]
Succeeded by
Frederic A. H. Russel
Preceded by
Clement R. Dane
Captain of H.M.S. Locust
25 Jun, 1914[20][21] – 23 Nov, 1915[22]
Succeeded by
Alfred H. D. Young
Preceded by
Clement R. Dane
Captain of H.M.S. Lennox
2 Dec, 1915[23][24] – Mar, 1917[25]
Succeeded by
William R. Leycester
Preceded by
William R. Leycester
Captain of H.M.S. Sharpshooter
Mar, 1917[26] – Oct, 1917[27]
Succeeded by
Cecil R. E. W. Perryman
Preceded by
Gerald C. Harrison
Captain of H.M.S. Ulleswater
Oct, 1917[28][29] – 15 Aug, 1918[30]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Swallow
1 Sep, 1918[31][32] – Jan, 1920[33]
Succeeded by
Edward C. Denison
Preceded by
Marshal L. Clarke
Captain of H.M.S. Tarantula
27 Jul, 1929[34] – Nov, 1931[35]
Succeeded by
William G. Benn
Preceded by
William J. Whitworth
Captain (D), Second Destroyer Flotilla
26 May, 1932[36] – Aug, 1934[37]
Succeeded by
Cedric S. Holland
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Kempenfelt
7 Jun, 1932[38] – Aug, 1934[39]
Succeeded by
Cedric S. Holland
Preceded by
Francis H. G. Walker
Captain in Charge, H.M. Naval Establishment, Bermuda
6 Nov, 1934[40] – 17 Nov, 1936[41]
Succeeded by
Edward C. Denison
Preceded by
Charles G. Stuart
Captain of Chatham Dockyard
21 May, 1937[42] – 31 Jul, 1939[43]
Succeeded by
Cecil S. Sandford

Footnotes

  1. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 8.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1913). p. 334.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 394a.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 349.
  6. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 869.
  8. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  9. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  10. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  11. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1913). p. 334.
  13. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  14. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  15. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 394a.
  17. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  18. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  19. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306. Day of month inferred from Russel's Service Record.
  20. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395n.
  22. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  23. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  24. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395uu.
  25. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  26. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  27. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  28. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  29. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398o.
  30. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  31. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  32. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 869.
  33. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  34. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  35. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  36. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  37. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  38. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  39. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  40. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  41. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  42. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  43. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.