Ernest Kirkbank Irving

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Captain R.N.R. (retired) Ernest Kirkbank Irving, D.S.C., (8 September, 1881 – 7 April, 1945) served in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Life & Career

Irving was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant R.N.R. on 28 May, 1913.[1]

In January 1917, Irving was cautioned after a collision between Bittern and T.B. 104. Later that year, he received the Admiralty's appreciation for salvaging S.S. Lepanto.[2]

Post-War

Irving was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. on 28 May, 1921.[3]

Irving was promoted to the rank of Commander R.N.R. on 31 December, 1925.[4]

Irving was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain R.N.R. on 8 September, 1931.[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George W. Field
Captain of H.M. T.B. 108
4 May, 1915[6][7] – 19 Jan, 1916[8]
Succeeded by
Harry Welch
Preceded by
Gordon Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Bittern
19 Jan, 1916[9][10] – 23 Apr, 1918[11]
Succeeded by
James H. Short
Preceded by
William O. Hozier
Captain of H.M.S. Clematis
23 Apr, 1918[12][13] – 11 Mar, 1919[14]
Succeeded by
Reginald B. C. Hutchinson

Footnotes

  1. Irving Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/135. f. 135.
  2. Irving Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/135. f. 135.
  3. Irving Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/135. f. 135.
  4. Irving Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/135. f. 135.
  5. Irving Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/135. f. 135.
  6. Irving Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/135. f. 135.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401a.
  8. Irving Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/135. f. 135.
  9. Irving Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/135. f. 135.
  10. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391t.
  11. Irving Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/135. f. 135.
  12. Irving Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/135. f. 135.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 758.
  14. Irving Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/135. f. 135.